The TLC Appeal will transform liver care for children and young people. We need to raise £1.5 million to advance research, buy cutting-edge equipment, rejuvenate the environment in the hospital and provide vital support networks for children and families.
King’s Paediatric Liver Centre is a national hub carrying out pioneering research and providing a highly-specialised service to children with life-threatening liver problems. It is the largest comprehensive service of its kind in the world. Every week 20 children receive the life changing diagnosis that they have liver disease, more children than are diagnosed with leukaemia. King’s treats 3,000 young patients from all over the UK and the Centre has the best long-term survival rate in the UK, but we want these children to not only survive, but thrive into adulthood.
Before the children’s liver unit at King’s was created more than 60% of children diagnosed with liver disorders sadly died. Today, thanks in the most part to the incredible work carried out at King’s, that figure is down to 6%. But there is still much more to do.