title: Livernorth regional liver patient support group


Thank you for choosing to make a donation to LIVErNORTH. Our donations are now handled by 'mydonate', a service offered by BT.

If you wish to make a general donation, please go to the LIVErNORTH page on the mydonate website.

If you wish to make a donation for a specific area of our work, please send us an email at

to say the amount and what you wish your money to be used for, before going to the mydonate website to actually make your donation.

If you would prefer to simply send a cheque, please make it payable to 'Livernorth' and send it (with any specific allocation in a covering letter) to:

Co. Durham
DH9 0BR.

Your support is very much appreciated.

The following is a list of the areas that LIVErNORTH supports and which you may wish your donation to be allocated to:
General Use. These funds are used to support liver patients, their carers or families directly and to pay for the Freeman flat, production of our leaflets, newsletters etc.
Sponsoring someone?
If you are sponsoring someone (e.g. in the Great North Run/Walk), please give their full name.
We are currently funding several hepatobiliary disease related projects:
Prof Bassendine
Professor Margaret Bassendine's (Clinical) research - Hepatology and virology including Hepatitis C
Mr French
Mr Jeremy French's (Surgical) research
Dr Hudson
Dr Mark Hudson's (Clinical) research - non-invasive treatments and post transplant treatments
Prof Jones
Prof Newton
Professor David Jones' (Clinical) research - along with Prof Julia Newton, almost always PBC related work
Prof Manas
Professor Derek Manas' (Surgical) research - mostly Transplantation and HPB (Hepatobiliary) Cancers
Dr Reeves
Dr Helen Reeves' (Clinical) research - HCC (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)
Ravi Kulkharni Sarcoma Research Fund - in memory of a well respected local anaesthetist, Ravi Kulkharni. This fund has been set up to fund research into soft tissue hepatobiliary cancer.
Prof Talbot
Professor Dave Talbot's (Surgical) research - mostly new areas of research and improving non-heart beating donor success rates
Wes Clayton
Wes Clayton Memorial Fund. A fund set up by the family of Wes Clayton who was the second ever person to be transplanted at the Freeman Hospital. Wes was an award winning cyclist both before and after his transplant covering over 470,000 miles in his lifetime. Wes died in March 2009 from an unrelated cause and was a great inspiration to people waiting for liver transplants. This fund will provide exercise cycles to rehabilitate patients after operations.
Mr White
Mr Steven White's (Surgical) research - HPB Transplantation
You can designate your donation to be used for any cause related to liver patient support or to any other clinician in our region; we will administer the fund on your behalf and ensure that it is used appropriately.