Below, you can learn about your liver, common liver diseases, ways to keep your liver healthy, sister organizations, and organ donation.
COVID-19 and the Liver
The four GI societies released a joint statement about COVID-19 clinical insights for gastroenterologists and gastroenterology care providers. Read the statement.
Check out the latest COVID-19 and the Liver information on the AASLD website.
Check out the COVID-19 and the Liver webinar series.
COVID-19 Patient Flyers Available for Download
- COVID-19 and Chronic Liver Disease
- COVID-19 in Children and Teenagers With Liver Disease or Liver Transplant
- COVID-19 and Viral Hepatitis
- COVID-19 and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- COVID-19 Myth Busters
- COVID-19 and Liver Transplantation
- COVID-19 and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- COVID-19 and Liver Cirrhosis
- COVID-19 and Autoimmune Liver Disease
- COVID-19 and Alcohol-associated Liver Disease
From the Clinical Liver Disease journal: Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Hepatitis in Adults and Children: A Patient‐Friendly Summary of the 2019 AASLD Guidelines
Hepatitis B Foundation
The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide.
Hepatitis B Research Network
The Hepatitis B Research Network brings together clinical centers with expertise in caring for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Hepatitis B Online Community
HepBcommunity.org is a global online forum dedicated to supporting those living with and affected by Hepatitis B. It offers a free platform to connect with each other, form support networks, and get advice from verified medical experts and researchers. It is funded and coordinated by the Storr Liver Center, Westmead Hospital Foundation, and Hepatitis B Foundation with support from the World Hepatitis Alliance. (Note: It is not intended to replace doctor and specialist consultations for the medical care or treatment of Hepatitis B)
CDC Recommendation — Hepatitis C Testing for Anyone Born During 1945–1965
The CDC recommends that everyone born between 1945–1965 [also known as baby boomers] get a blood test for Hepatitis C. This recommendation calls for one-time testing of baby boomers.
World Hepatitis Alliance
The World Hepatitis Alliance is a patient-led and patient-driven global organization representing the 320 million people living with viral hepatitis.
The liver is critical to a person's well-being. More than 25,000,000 Americans – one in every 10 – are afflicted with liver-related diseases each year. More than 27,000 Americans die each year from chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis.
Lives depend on organ and tissue donations and there is a severe shortage. Thousands of children and adults are waiting for organs everyday, and the numbers are increasing. Liver donors are usually persons who have died and whose families have consented to having their organ donated.
Today, a living person can donate a portion of his/her liver to another person. The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself. Liver transplantation, once impossible, is now highly feasible, and there have been dramatic gains in survival rates of recipients.
For more information on liver donations, contact the following organizations:
United Network for Organ Sharing Transplant Statistics
- National Transplant Waiting List [PDF]
(as of January 22, 2021)
Liver Health Facts and Tips
- Know Hepatitis and Hepatitis A, B, and C Fact Sheet [PDF]
- Talking to Your Doctor
- Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health
AASLD is an organization for hepatology professionals, and their website consists of mostly scientific information geared toward health care professionals.
The American Liver Foundation was created to serve as a public education and patient information resource. Visit their website or call 1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837) for more liver information and resources.
Viral Hepatitis in the U.S. – The Road to Elimination: An Update from HHS/CDC at AASLD's TLMdX 2020
Leadership from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently presented exciting updates from the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™ (TLMdX). They highlighted areas of impact and opportunities, discussed how it will be implemented, and facilitated a robust conversation with TLMdX attendees.
The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States lays out a Roadmap to Hepatitis Elimination for the nation. The plan, grounded in the latest science, guides stakeholders from all sectors in collaborative efforts focused on key strategies to achieve national viral hepatitis elimination goals.
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