With 1 in 3 Australians living with a liver condition, our work has never been more important.
We fund research, inform and support patients and their families, advocate for increased government funding for screening and treatment, and strive for a world free of liver disease.
There are many ways you can help improve the lives of people affected by liver disease. You can create your own community fundraiser or provide corporate support through sponsorship or grants.
If you or a loved one has been affected by liver disease, you can help others by sharing your story or donating in their memory. Many supporters also choose to leave a gift in their Will.
“I never want another family to go through what we went through.”
– Sophia, Meg’s Mum
Baby Meg was one week old when she was diagnosed with biliary atresia. This rare disease blocks the bile ducts, causing bile to build up and do devastating damage to the liver. It was a terrifying time for first time mum Sophia.
“Meg was so fragile, and she had so many tubes coming out of her, I couldn’t even hold her a lot of the time. I was so worried and scared.”
After unsuccessful surgery, Meg became desperately unwell. She went on the waiting list for a liver transplant and finally a matching donor was found.
“She was in surgery for 12 terrifying hours,” Sophia recalls. “Then in an induced coma in ICU for five days. But when she woke up it was like we had a new child. She sat up on her own, smiling, and drank a bottle. I just stood there watching, crying with happiness.”
Meg is alive today because of caring, forward-thinking people who supported the research that saved her life. People just like you.
“My girl is still with me because of all the past research that made her transplant possible. But there’s still so much we need to learn about genetic liver diseases, and only research will answer those questions.”