Trusted Web Sites
A trusted source that provides resources regarding all aspects of liver diseases and transplantation.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Part of the National Institute of Health involved
In research of liver disease and treatment options
US Transplant—Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
The SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States.
Liver and Transplant Associations
American Liver Foundation (AFL)
ALF is the leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention. The site offers information about liver disease and transplantation, as well as clinical trials and chapter locations and specifics. The Illinois chapter features an online support group and message board.
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
AASLD promotes liver health, awareness and resources for patients. Also announces research awards.
General Organ Donation
National Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is undertaking this initiative to ease the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors by building a national community of organ sharing.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Through the UNOS Organ Center, organ donors are matched to waiting recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through its policies, UNOS ensures that all patients have a fair chance at receiving the organ they need-regardless of age, sex, race, lifestyle, religion, or financial or social status. UNOS members include every transplant program, organ procurement organization, and tissue typing laboratory in the United States.
Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Website of the not-for-profit organ procurement organization that works with hospitals and donor families in the northern three-fourths of Illinois and northwest Indiana. The organization is responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for medical transplantation in the service area, as well as for professional and public education on organ and tissue donation.
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)
OPTN is a unique public-private partnership that links all of the professionals involved in the donation and transplantation system. It's goals are to increase the supply of donated organs available for transplantation and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the National system of organ sharing (UNOS).
Coalition on Donation
Educates and promotes organ donation.