Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center Resources

For Parents and Caregivers

This resource will help you understand a percutaneous liver biopsy procedure in which a doctor uses a needle to extract small tissue samples that can be sent to a laboratory for analysis.


ALF is a national, nonprofit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing liver diseases through research, education and support groups.

ChiLDRN Supports the discovery of new diagnostics, etiologic and treatment options for children with liver disease, and those who undergo liver transplantation.

NDDIC provides information about digestive diseases, statistics, research and more, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) provides advocacy, education and other services to improve the lives of all people affected by rare diseases.