Over 3 million people (1 in 10) have some form of liver disease, and liver cancer rates are on the rise. The annual cost for treatment ranges from $7,000 to $70,000. Just one form of the disease costs the health care system about $700 million a year.
THEN: While there have been major advances in treating liver disease, there are still no cures.
Enter the Canadian Liver Foundation
NOW: The first organization in the world to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of liver disease, the Foundation is a useful resource for patients and families, promoting healthy living to prevent disease, providing information on transplants and raising funds for research.
Living Proof of Donations At Work
“If [my son] had a liver transplant today, because of research dollars, the success rate of liver transplants is 90%.”
“Liver transplants on newborn children are being done right across Canada [because of research dollars].”