Support for Liver disease

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With two children a day being diagnosed with a liver disease, a new resource has been published to help schools.

With two children a day being diagnosed with a liver disease, a new resource has been published to help schools. Liver disease can carry major implications for young sufferers including enforced absence due to medical appointments, restrictions in physical activities, or immune system problems after transplant operations.



The materials have been published by the Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and are aimed at helping schools to support those children affected. There are more than 100 types of liver disease and most are life-threatening and will result in lifelong care.



The CLDF's Laura Varma explained: “While liver transplant has revolutionised the outlook for children with liver disease, it is not a cure. Whether they have a transplant or not, all children with liver disease will still have specific medical needs for the rest of their life.



"We have developed the schools pack in order to help schools address both the medical and emotional needs of these children. It's something which a parent or pupil can hand over to a school before a child even begins."



• To get the pack, visit www.childliverdisease.org or call 0121 212 3839.


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