The American Liver Foundation (ALF) funds research and informs the public about liver disease. A nationwide network of chapters and support groups exists to help people with liver disease and their families. ALF also sponsors a national organ donor program to increase public awareness of the continuing need for organs.
Hepatitis Branch-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Hepatitis Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information about viral hepatitis online and by telephone. Pamphlets also are available.
Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901
This organization is a grassroots communication and support network for people with viral hepatitis. It provides education to patients, professionals, and the public about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis. The organization will make referrals to local support groups.
The organization works to increase awareness of the need for immunization and to boost immunization rates.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
This clearinghouse is a service of the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The clearinghouse answers questions; develops, reviews, and sends out publications; and coordinates information resources about digestive diseases. Publications produced by the clearinghouse are reviewed carefully for scientific accuracy, content, and readability. The clearinghouse does not provide medical advice.
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