Michael and Susan Kerr
Forty years ago, ALF Board member Michael Kerr and his wife Susan fell in love. When Michael needed a liver transplant this January, Susan donated half of her liver to him.
Reading your personal experience of liver disease can help inspire others on their journey.
October is Liver Awareness Month. The liver is a vital organ – no one can survive without it, but it is a silent organ because it can be damaged without sending any signals or symptoms. Hence, many people live with liver disease for a long time without ever knowing it.
Many forms of liver disease are preventable, and many more if detected early can be treated effectively. That is why the American Liver Foundation (ALF) is committed to providing support and resources for liver disease patients, educating the general public about liver health and funding important research to ultimately end liver disease.
The statistics on the prevalence of liver disease in the United States are startling.
Prevention is essential to stop the rise of liver disease! In conjunction with Liver Awareness Month, the ALF is calling on you to help bring liver education to your community!
Take care of your liver so your liver can take care of you.
The mission of the ALF is to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
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