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APRIL 2014


Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Liver Lowdown. Click on the links below and check out our featured stories for the month!

FEATURE: TRANSPLANT Q AND A

Approximately 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the U.S. each year. How do you prepare for a transplant and what is life like after? ALF sits down with a renowned transplant surgeon to help you find the answers.

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PATIENT PROFILE

Many people may not realize that livers can come from a live donor. It’s an exciting area and with the shortage of cadaver organs, it can help patients desperately waiting for new livers. Read about one young man’s story of survival and friendship.

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AROUND TOWN

ALF patient advocates and staff participates in events across the country to raise much-needed funds for our public education and research programs. Here is what we have been up to during the last month.

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IN THE NEWS

The American Liver Foundation is making national news on topics including liver wellness, disease prevention, screening and treatment.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Should you get tested for hepatitis C? Do you want to know about our upcoming webinars or participate in our Faces of Liver Disease campaign? Here is some information you should know.

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ALF APRIL/MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALF hosts a number of events throughout the year to support liver disease awareness. Check our events calendar and find one to participate in.

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Page updated: April 10th, 2014