Below, you can learn about your liver, common liver diseases, ways to keep your liver healthy, sister organizations, and organ donation.

Hepatitis B

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 C

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.

Viral Hepatitis

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.

Organ Donation

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

Liver Health Facts and Tips

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.