BA Hero Fund
The BA Hero Fund was set up in honor of babies diagnosed with Biliary Atresia and all donations will go towards the Biliary Atresia Research Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta headed by Dr. Saul J. Karpen. Biliary Atresia is a condition that affects one in roughly every 10,000 babies born in the USA and it’s the most common cause for liver transplant in children.
Biliary atresia is a chronic, progressive liver disease that becomes evident shortly after birth. Tubes in the liver, called bile ducts, normally allow a liquid produced by the liver called bile to drain into the intestines and kidneys. In biliary atresia, bile ducts in the liver are blocked or absent. When the bile is unable to leave the liver through the bile ducts, the liver becomes damaged and many vital body functions are affected.
Although there are many amazing and heartwarming stories of babies surviving BA, we can’t forget that Biliary Atresia is an aggressive and unforgiving disease that has taken the lives of many babies. Unfortunately, little is know about it. Currently, there is no way to predict, prevent, or cure Biliary Atresia and the only form of treatment is a liver transplant. CHOA is not only one of the few hospitals in the country that are able to perform living donor transplants but they’re also making great advances with their research program.
We want you to help us find a cure for Biliary Atresia with your donation in honor of all those little warriors that have fought and all those who continue to fight this disease.
Want to do more? You can become an organ donor and save up to 8 lives by registering at https://www.organdonor.gov .
All Biliary Atresia Families and Warriors