Nobel Laureate Baroch Blumberg discovered Hepatitis B, also known as Australia Antigen when he found an unusual protein in the blood of an Australian Aborigine.
Clinical Trials are extremely important because it is the only way to see how a drug performs in humans and allows doctors to make choices between different options for new treatment.
It is possible to survive even after the removal of the stomach, spleen, gall bladder, part of your liver, part of your intestines, one kidney or one lung. You wouldn't feel too great though.
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NUMBER OF ADULT LIVER TRANSPLANTS IN WA IN 2016
WA DONATION RATE PER MILLION
PEOPLE WAITING TO RECEIVE A TRANSPLANT IN AUSTRALIA
In 1995 the Liver Research Foundation was established to support research into the cause and prevention of liver diseases like hepatitis B and C, autoimmune liver disease, new surgical techniques for transplantation and ways to decrease organ rejection. The foundation has come a long way since then and intends to help promote further research, provide education about liver wellness and work to find cures and better treatment for all kinds of liver ailments. The Liver Foundation of W.A. is committed to spreading awareness about preventable liver/hepatic diseases, finding a cure for advanced or chronic cases, promoting and campaigning for organ donation. By encouraging individuals to participate and be alert about their own health care, the Liver Foundation of W.A. believes it can make lasting changes in the lives of people.
I am Philip Vinci, a Sicilian by birth, a fisherman by trade and grandfather to six lovely children. I was in the cray fishing industry and skippered my own vessel from 1973 to 2008. Around about the late 1980’s and early 1990 I began to notice that after a social event, I would experience high temperatures with shivers and shakes during the night...
It’s been a good fourteen years since I had my liver transplant and it was too much alcohol that did me in. I was diagnosed when I was in South Australia. I still remember that day when I got up one morning feeling really really sick. It took me half an hour to walk down two hundred yards to the medical centre.