About Children’s Liver Association for Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.)
The Children’s Liver Association for Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the emotional, educational, and financial needs of families with children affected with liver disease and liver transplantation. Established in 1995, C.L.A.S.S. distributes educational materials about pediatric liver disease; offers a support network for families of children with liver disease via a telephone hotline, newsletters, and educational seminars; provides direct financial assistance to families in need due to their child’s liver disease; and funds seed grants for research into causes, diagnosis, detection, treatment, and prevention of pediatric liver diseases. In addition, the association is dedicated to sponsoring educational seminars on the medical and social issues related to liver disease in children; maintaining a database of literature related to liver disease and associated topics; increasing public awareness of the importance of organ donation; soliciting funds from private and public sources; and administering and dispersing such funds to further their mission.