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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.


Phoenix, AZ

Mayo Clinic’s Liver Transplant Support Group

Mayo Clinic HospitalDirections
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Closed group – Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant patients only

Meets: Weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Contact Liver Transplant Social Workers for more information.

Phone: 480-342-1010


Phoenix, AZ

Banner Transplant’s Liver Disease Support Group

Banner University Medicine – Transplant InstituteDirections
1441 N 12th St
Classroom 1 – First Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Meets: Last Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM

(Parking is located north of the building)

Contact Charlie Thomas, LCSW for more information.

Phone: 602-521-5841
Email: charlie.thomas@bannerhealth.com


Scottsdale, AZ

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group – Alphazonies

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org.

Alternative contact: Lisa Lambert, lisalambert29@hotmail.com.

Contact Karen Bennington and Lisa Lambert for more information.

Phone: 480-349-6323 (480-391-9917)
Web: http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups
Email: kbennington@heartcenteraz.com


Tuscon, AZ

Abdominal Transplant Support Group

Banner University Medical Center – TucsonDirections
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Dining Room E
Tucson, AZ 85724

Meets: 2nd Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

This is an abdominal transplant educational support group for patients, families and care givers. Anyone who is a transplant patient or candidate is welcome. Parking receipt validations.

Contact Caitlin Yost for more information.

Phone: 520-694-6149
Email: Caitlin.yost@bannerhealth.com


Tuscon, AZ

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group – Old Pueblo

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact Brenda Demaray for more information.

Phone: 520-661-6876
Web: http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups
Email: bdemaray@msn.com


Tuscon, AZ

Liver Support Group

Martha Cooper Branch LibraryDirections
1377 N. Catalina Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Please call 24 hours prior to meeting to confirm attendance.

Contact John Stevens for more information.

Phone: 520-881-8382


Albuquerque, NM

Hepatitis C Support Group

This resource is an individual who takes phone calls from friends and family and directs them to other support groups.

Contact Janet Brown for more information.

Phone: 505-304-1839


Albuquerque, NM

Transplant Community Support Group

Erna Fergusson Public LibraryDirections
3700 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Meets: 1st Saturday of each month from 10:30 – 12:00 PM

Contact Venae Warner for more information.

Phone: 505 344-0512 (505-299-5955)


Albuquerque, NM

U of NM’s Hepatitis C Support Group

University of New Mexico HopsitalDirections
2211 Lomas Blvd., NE
(Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, Manzano Room)
Albuquerque, NM

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Can’t Attend? Join the call instead…
DIAL: 866-453-5550
PIN: 5548097

Contact Lucy Yates for more information.

Phone: 505-272-4081
Email: test@xyz.com


Albuquerque, NM

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check www.alpha1.org

Contact DC and Claudia Young for more information.

Phone: 435-705-4902 (435-705-4903)
Web: http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups
Email: dcytoquer@gmail.com


PBC Digest (online Support Group)

PBCers OrganizationDirections
1430 Garden Road
Pearland, TX 77581

The Primary Billiary Cirrhosis Organization aka PBCers is a wonderful source of support and education for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients, family members, friends and other autoimmune liver disease patients. Formed in 1996, the PBCers is the largest online PBC support group with almost 3,000 members worldwide.

As a group, we discuss medical information, pain management, medications, research, ask questions, transplantation, vent our anger & fears, speak freely on the ups and downs of daily living, share our personal experiences and build lasting friendships.

Contact Linie Moore, President for more information.

Phone: (346) 302-1620
Web: www.pbcers.org
Email: pbcsite@pbcers.org


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