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Help & Education for Liver Patients

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General Agency Information
Name:Help & Education for Liver Patients
Alternate Name(s):HELP!
Address:P.O. Box 2028
Santa Cruz, CA  95063-2028
Primary Phone:831-427-1007 ext. 126
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Anytime (Answering machine available)
Description:HELP! provides support, education, & advocacy at all stages of liver disease, from newly-diagnosed to end-of-life.

Outstanding medical advisory board and resources on topics including liver health & function, lab tests, biopsy, disease progression, treatment & symptom management, clinical trials, diet, complementary & alternative medicine (CAM), HCV/HIV co-infection, transplantation, and organ donation. Collaborates with local health-care providers, transplant centers, American Liver Foundation, Donate Life America, drug/alcohol treatment programs, veterans services, schools, HCV task forces, and others in the common interest of liver disease and organ donor awareness.

HELP! was founded by Ed & C.N. Gordon in 1998, when Ed received a life-saving liver transplant at Stanford. Recognized by noted hepatologists Emmet B. Keeffe and Robert Gish, California legislators John Laird and Bill Monning, and organizations such as the American Liver Foundation and California HCV Task Force. Member organization of CalHEP (California Hepatitis Alliance) and NVHR (National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable).

AREAS SERVED: Monthly meetings provide information and non-judgmental support in a friendly, comfortable setting for those within travel distance, including Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, San Benito, and San Mateo counties. Worldwide access to HELP!s resources is available through the Internet.
Mission:Help & Education for Liver Patients (HELP!) is dedicated to hepatitis C and organ donor awareness; support services for liver patients and their families; and integrated counseling for recovering addicts with liver disease.
Meetings:Call or check facebook for meetings

Publications:E-mail news, including meeting notices and quarterly liver-related news links, is available upon request
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:Donations Accepted
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Funding Source:Contributions
Subject Headings
Caregiver Support Groups
Disability Related Support Groups
Families/Friends of People with Disabilities
Health Education
Information and Referral
Liver Disease
Mutual Support Groups
Patient Education
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Terminal Illness
Voluntary Health Organizations
This record last modified January 5, 2016

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