CLDF News

The latest news for CLDF families and supporters

Has your child had the flu vaccination?

Did you know that if your child is aged six months or over and has a long term health condition they should receive a free flu jab? If your child is immunosuppressed, either due to transplant or their treatment, they could still have inactivated vaccines and should take advice from their consultant before having live […]

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Hammers make Ralphy’s dream come true

Thank you West Ham for giving one of our amazing young people a day to remember last month (October 20). When West Ham FC heard about the fantastic fundraising which seven year old Ralphy had inspired for CLDF, they invited him to attend their recent match against Spurs as a mascot, meaning he walked out […]

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Why we are so proud to Be Positive

We at CLDF are delighted to welcome the launch of B+, a streetwear clothing brand which has a very special connection to us. ‘B+’ is the legacy of Mollie Barton who passed away in 2015, aged just 20, whilst waiting for a liver transplant that unfortunately never came. The inspiration for the brand name comes […]

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CLDF has say on potential new Scottish legislation

CLDF has say on potential new Scottish legislation The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament in June this year. The aim of the new legislation would be for Scotland to move to a system of ‘deemed consent’ for organ donation. CLDF was pleased to be invited to give evidence at […]

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Run Santa, Run!

Run Santa, Run!   Why not get the family involved in a local Santa run this festive season and help raise funds for CLDF?  With runs popping up all over the country there is sure to be an event near you.  From 1K to 5K distances, there’s fun runs, jogs and walks to suit everyone, […]

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CLDF voices concern over health visitor cuts

CLDF is concerned at statitsics announced at last week’s Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Annual Conference which revealed that the number of health visitors fell by 8% over the past year. The research, presented by Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, also revealed huge variation in the standard of care across […]

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Children’s Liver Disease Foundation joins forces with BSPGHAN for new research awards

CLDF has joined forces with the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) to co-fund start up research grants with an overall aim of encouraging research in liver disease in children and young people.   The aim is to support preliminary research which will contribute significantly to a subsequently larger research grant proposal. […]

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CLDF Concerned at Rising Child Obesity Levels

CLDF is concerned to see that the latest figures from the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) show an increase in the number of obese children in reception year for the second year in a row  – up from 9.3% to 9.6%. “We know that obesity increases the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)” […]

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A beautiful way to commemorate India’s liver transplant anniversary

One of our lovely families has taken a step further to commemorate their daughter’s liver transplant journey with a cartoon strip dedicated to India and the journey the family had to take to go through this process. We are aware this story can relate to so many families affected by childhood liver disease and we really […]

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Families hear from the experts at CLDF National Conference

We were delighted to welcome 180 guests to our National Conference at the weekend (October 6 and 7). It was wonderful to see that young people and families had travelled the length and breadth of the UK to be with us in Stratford upon Avon. With the little ones happily entertained in the creche and […]

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