Do You Have a Question? Just Ask.

Thanks for all of your submissions to our Just Ask campaign! Check out our answers from our experts below, and if you have more questions about liver disease you can call our National Help Line or email us directly any time.

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If you have a question about liver disease, you came to the right place. Just Ask is a place where you can submit questions and browse through answers from a diverse group of patients, experts and Canadian Liver Foundation staff.

While we will do our best, unfortunately we will not be able to post answers to every question. If you do not see an answer to your question posted during Liver Health Month, or if you are in need of an answer right now, you can call our National Help Line or email us directly any time.

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Here are the answers to your questions

Check back often, as they’ll be updated throughout Liver Health Month.

Why did you decide to donate your liver?

Sarah Willis donated 27% of her liver anonymously in 2019. Sarah has been and remains an incredible part of the liver health community, which is why she’s joining other experts and people with lived experiences to participate in the ‘Just Ask!’ campaign for Liver Health Month.

Are there risks in donating my liver?

Dr. Nazia Selzner is the medical director of the live donor transplant program at UHN Ajmera Transplant Centre.

How big of a problem is Viral Hepatitis around the world?

Dr. Jordan Feld is a liver specialist at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. Dr. Feld is internationally recognized for his research and clinical expertise in hepatitis C management.

Can I get a COVID vaccine if I have a liver disease?

Dr. Yoshida is a Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is also currently the President of the Medical Staff Association at the Vancouver General Hospital.

What’s something you wish more people knew about liver disease?

Gail is the President of the Canadian PBC Society, and has always been an incredible champion and peer supporter for people impacted by PBC (Primary biliary cholangitis).

What’s it like to donate your liver and what is recovery like?

Sarah Willis donated 27% of her liver anonymously in 2019. Sarah has been and remains an incredible part of the liver health community, which is why she’s joining other experts and people with lived experiences to participate in the ‘Just Ask!’ campaign for Liver Health Month.

What should I do if my disease is putting a strain on my family?

Lisa is a registered social worker who specializes in doing counselling with people living with disabilities and those who have chronic illnesses.

Eliminating hepatitis C in Canada is a major task, but it's something we can achieve.

Dr. Jordan Feld is a liver specialist at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. Dr. Feld is internationally recognized for his research and clinical expertise in hepatitis C management.

Will I be able to live a normal life again after my liver transplant?

Mohit is a health equity activist based in Toronto. He was born with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia and received a liver transplant at the age of 11.

Can I actually cure my Hepatitis C?

Dr. Jordan Feld is a liver specialist at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. Dr. Feld is internationally recognized for his research and clinical expertise in hepatitis C management.

Our Panel of Experts

Dr. Nazia Selzner

Gail Wright

Dr. Jordan Feld

Lisa Derencinovic

Dr. Eric Yoshida

Mohit Arora
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Sarah Willis

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