Tom Nealon talks about his work at the American Liver Foundation and promising new treatments for hepatitis C patients.
You might not think about what your liver is doing every minute of
every day, but this hidden organ is central to our body’s health — and
it’s the center of the American Liver Foundation’s work. The core
constituency of the American Liver Foundation
is liver patients and their families. Reaching them has been the
Foundation’s mission since they were founded in the 1970’s by AASLD
(American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases) according to Tom
Nealon, the National Board Chair.
Now, education and outreach is needed more than ever, he said, in
order to be sure that patients and families learn about the new
therapies just approved for more effective treatment of hepatitis C, a liver infection affecting over 3 million in the United States alone.