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Read how these people dealt with their particular liver disease in their own way. Select the type of liver disease to read each story.



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What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global movement dedicated to using social media and collaboration for good- an antidote to the commercialization normally seen this time of year. This year we're asking for you to consider making a gift to support our helpline, which has experienced a huge surge in requests in 2016.

Answering the Call

When it comes to liver disease, it can be confusing to know who to turn to or where to ask questions. We're there to provide emotional support to patients in moments of crisis. We help out many situations, but we'd like to focus on four strengths of our support services.

1) Recently diagnosed

Providing educational information from credible sources about a particular liver disease and/or condition. Although many sources exist, for newly diagnosed patients, it can feel very overwhelming. We provide the newest information of liver diseases.

2) Caregivers

Finding support groups to not feel so alone in the process of taking care of someone with liver disease. It is also helpful to understand what to expect- for example, for patients with HE – their behavior changes if you are not aware of the possibility – can seem very frightening. If someone knows that HE can cause behavioral and mental changes, you can better understand how to handle those changes.

3) Helping to be your own advocate

Understanding that seeking out various opinions is a possibility and if you need help finding another physician, our specialist locator tool can do just that. Also, for many patients whom are denied therapies or treatments, they may not be aware of how appeals and insurance coverage work. We can provide a basic understanding of those processes and find resources for people to further help themselves in their appeal process.

4) Financial Assistance

Although ALF does not provide a direct financial assistance program, we can find other organizations that assist with things such as medications, copays, deductibles, and living expenses.

Meet our Helpline staff and learn more about what they do on a daily basis!

In addition, our staff provides information about:
  • Where clinical trials may be available

  • Where to find doctors and treatment facilities

  • How to get listed for transplant

  • Where to find support groups

Our Helpline is open 9am to 7pm ET, Monday through Friday, and is available to answer questions about liver disease and liver wellness. To reach us, call 1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837).

In addition to the helpline, we have recently added Chatline support. The Chatline allows us to offer a new form of live support, and a way to field questions when the staff is out of office. To get started, just click on the red box on the bottom of the page.

This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to give back to the community by making a gift to support our helpline and chatline services. A $25 donation helps to ensure that we're there to take the next call!

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Page updated: November 28th, 2016

 

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