The Liver Foundation of Kerala

What we do

SPread awareness about Liver disease

Provide access to world class treatments

Free CONSULTATIONS and medical checkups

Support to patients with liver diseases

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Liver Foundation of Kerala (LIFOK) is a group of people, working for the well being of liver transplanted patients and their donors in Kerala by promoting awareness and prevention of liver diseases. It offers help, information, and supports to those suffering from liver disease and their families. Organises support programmes involving diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver- related diseases.

Getting Involved

Save a Life

A donated liver can save the life of someone with liver failure, which can happen suddenly or over time due to long-term illness or disease.

A donated liver can save the life of someone with liver failure, which can happen suddenly or over time due to long-term illness or disease.

A donated liver can save the life of someone with liver failure, which can happen suddenly or over time due to long-term illness or disease.

Organ Donation

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from a donor. Most liver transplant operations use livers from deceased donors. In some cases, a part of a liver may be donated by a living donor. There is a wide gap between patients who need transplants and the organs that are available in India. An estimated 2 lac patients die of liver failure or liver cancer annually in India, about 10-15% of which can be saved with a timely liver transplant. Hence about 25-30 thousand liver transplants are needed annually in India but only about one thousand five hundred are being performed. What are the basics of liver donation? Read below for more information.

How can you help

A liver transplant is an option for people who have end-stage liver failure that cannot be controlled using other treatments, or for some people with specific types of liver cancer. Organ and tissue donation is a gift of life that can help who are waiting for an organ or tissue live healthy, happy lives; unfortunately, a shortage of donors results in many people dying each day while waiting for a transplant. There are many misconceptions about becoming an organ donor that prevent people from signing up, which we try to dispel through our awareness programmes. Registering to be an organ donor is a safe and thoughtful decision that can be done despite medical conditions or age.

 You can register online in just a minute. If you would like to sign up to give the gift of life,

Get Involved

Liver disease impacts people’s life that is unimaginably hard. Your act of kindness and support could change the world of such a person. Your support powers our work. Get involved in any way that suits you and start transforming lives. Bring positive change for patients, living donors, and transplant recipients. Your generosity can end suffering and loss of a family. Make a lifesaving contribution today and help us achieve our mission.Your donation is your commitment to make a conscious difference to the society and save countless lives…

Upcoming Events

Feb 14 - State Executive Meeeting at Trichur

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for more information contact us at

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Learn

About Organ Donation in Kerala

All organ donations in the state have been brought under the state control. The decision was taken at the high level meeting convened by principal secretary (health) recently.
The decision has been taken in the wake of the crime branch report that the organ donation pocket is thriving in the state. The crime branch had found that exorbitant money is being collected from the recipients by racket during the organ trade.
It has been decided to create an online registry of both donors and recipients who are awaiting live organ transplants and willing to donate the organs. The registry will help in finding suitable donors for the needy.
A society will also be formed under which all live organ donation and cadaver organ transplant will come under. Presently, Mrithasanjeevani (Kerala Network of Organ Sharing) is the nodal agency for cadaver organ transplants. This will also be brought under the new society.
The society will play the key role between the donors, recipients and also the hospitals where the live transplants are performed. With the setting up of this society, no hospital in the state will be allowed to carry out live organ transplants without the consent of this society.
The society will also have the powers to screen and sanction permission for hospitals to carry out live organ donation.

There are two primary options for liver donation

Liver Donation from a patient who has undergone brain death. (Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation, DDLT or Cadaver)
• Donation of Part of the liver from another person (Living Donor Liver Transplantation LDLT).
Living Donor – Living-donor transplantation entails the removal of a portion of the donor’s healthy liver into another person who is in need of transplantation (recipient). A family member, usually a parent, sibling or adult child (above the age of 18 years) or someone emotionally close, such as a spouse, may volunteer to donate a portion of their healthy liver. This procedure is made possible by the fact that the donor’s body needs only about a third of the liver’s volume for its daily function and the liver’s unique ability to regenerate. After transplantation, the partial livers of both the donor and recipient will grow and remodel to form complete organs, usually within three months.
Deceased Donor (Cadaveric Donation) – The donor is a person who is diagnosed as brain dead whose family volunteers to donate the organ for transplantation. People who receive cadaver donors wait on the DDLT waiting list list until a suitable donor becomes available. Waiting times vary depending on the availability of donors as well as the prospective recipient’s health. Now Deceased Donor programme is being coordinated by KNOS (Kerala Network for Organ Sharing)

Live vs Cadaver

The Online Transplant Registry maintain records of patients on waiting list for Kidney, Liver, Heart and Pancreas transplants in the state, The programme was initiated as a large number of patients suffers from an account of irreversible organ ailments involving Heart, Liver, Pancreas and kidney. The programme aims at giving such vulnerable individual an opportunity to have a transplant surgery and lead a healthy life. Moreover, considering the ethical issues surrounding the live and deceased organ transplantation, Government felt the need to streamline the procedures for deceased donor Multi organ transplantation (DDMOT) in the State. 

Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) 

Kerala boasts of the best health statistics in India and some of these stats are comparable to those in the Western world. The Department of Health has now taken up the task of promoting deceased organ donation and transplantation in Kerala. It has decided to evolve a programme on similar lines as Tamil Nadu. This online secure registry is for organ recipients waiting for organ transplantation from various hospitals in Kerala that are authorized to undertake transplantation of organs such as Kidneys, Liver, Heart and Lungs.