Florida State Resource Center


Our Mission

ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Southeast provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.

For help with issues related to liver disease, please contact our Help Center by using the Live Chat feature at the bottom of your browser window or call us at (800) 465-4837 Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time or by email at info@liverfoundation.org.


Florida COVID-19 Response

Liver Transplant Centers

Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program

Mayo Clinic’s liver transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with liver failure and other complications of liver conditions. Their expertise with living-donor transplant, a fast-track recovery process and multi-organ transplants are part of why people turn to the Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program.

Phone: 904-956-3206
Email: transplant-fla@mayo.edu


LifeLink Foundation

LifeLink HealthCare Institute
409 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606

LifeLink Foundation is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of an increasing number of high quality organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. The Foundation attempts to work in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner with donor families to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients.

Phone: 813-253-2640 (800-262-5775)
Web: www.lifelinkfound.org

Support Groups

Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

ALF also has identified virtual online support groups you can take advantage of by visiting this page.


Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group

Manatee Memorial Hospital
220 90th Avenue North East
Bradenton, FL

Meets: First Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm
Phone: 941-776-8135
Email: dvrbarnes@msn.com

Contact Debbie Barnes for more information.


Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

Miami Transplant Institute
Highland Professional Building
7th Floor Conference Room
1801 NW 9th Avenue
Miami, FL   33136

Meets: April 15th, May 20th and June 17th from 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Phone: 305-355-5000
Email: molly.bowdon@jhsmiami.org

For more information please call or e-mail Molly Bowdon, MS, RDN

Safety Harbor

Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group

Mease Countryside Hospital
3231 McMullen Booth Road
Meeting Rooms 1,2,&3
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Meets: 4th Thursday of every month from 7-9pm
Phone: 727-535-1498
Email: runyonc2001@yahoo.com

Contact Cindy Runyon for more information.


Hepatitis and Liver Transplant Support Group

TMH Diabetes Clinic
1981 Capital Circle Northeast
Tallahassee, FL

Meets: 7 pm – 9 pm, First Monday of the every month (including holidays)
Phone: 850-443-8029
Web: www.tmh.org/health-wellness/support-groups
Email: figment@netally.com

Contact Pam Langford for more information.

Transplant Caregivers Support Group

Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Circle
B104 in the cafeteria
Tampa, FL 33606

We believe caregivers affected by transplantation should have the opportunity to understand the journey ahead and how to best prepare for the journey. For more information, contact Stanley Genstein 813-260-3723 or Pattie Jones 661-406-3494 or Evie Agustin Colon Legon* 813-348-9726. *Se Habla Español.

Meets:5:30 PM to 7:00 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
 813-260-3723 (661-406-3494)
Web: https://www.tgh.org/
Email: sgenstein@tampabay.rr.com

Contact Stanley Genstein, Pattie Jones and Evie Agustin Colon Legon (SE Habla Espanol) for more information.


Cleveland Clinic Transplant Support Group

Cleveland Clinic
3100 Weston Road
3rd Floor Conference Room
Weston, FL 33331

Upcoming Dates:
September 20th, 1-2:30 PM
October 18th, 1-2:30 PM

Meets: Third Thursday of Every Month – 1-2:30 PM
RSVP By Phone: 954-659-5133

Clinical Trials

Find a Clinical Trial anywhere…

Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing and treating liver disease and its complications. Start your search here to find clinical trials that need people like you.


To evaluate the safety and tolerability of GS-4997 in combination with prednisolone versus prednisolone alone in subjects with severe AH

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Clinical diagnosis of severe AH based on all of the following:


  • History of excessive alcohol consumption during the past 3 months
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≥ 50 U/L
  • Onset of jaundice within the past 3 months
  • Maddrey’s DF ≥ 32 <60 at Screening, based on local laboratory results


  • HIV Ab positive
  • Positive urine screen for amphetamines, cocaine or opiates (ie, heroin, morphine) at
  • Cessation of alcohol consumption for more than 2 months.

Phone: 954-659-5133 (954-659-5888)
Web: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT02854631?term=alcoholic+hepatitis&rank=34&show_locs=Y

Contact Xaralambos Zervos, DO for more information.

Clinical Trial Research Centers

Miami Research Associates

Orlando Clinical Research Center

University of Florida Center for Clinical Trials

University of Miami Center for Liver Disease Clinical Trials

Related Links

Diseases of the Liver

Government Organizations

Liver Disease Diets

Liver Transplant

Medical Terminology

Patient Organizations

Professional Organizations

Progression of Liver Disease

Student Resources

In addition to the resources listed above in your state or district, ALF provides these resources that are available no matter where you are. Explore them now…

Last updated on September 20th, 2022 at 12:13 pm

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