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   Posted 11/11/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
> From: "FAIR Foundation" <>
> To: "FAIR Foundation HCV Contact List" <rdarling1@dc.>
> Subject: Financial Assistance for those in need of Peg + Riba treatment for HCV
> Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:06:42 -0800
> Dear FAIR Foundation members with HCV as your focus disease,
> Please note in the attached file the letter and information I received from Bio-Plus, an organization helping patients with financial assistance when the patient cannot afford treatment for HCV. They sent my support group many flyers and if you also have a support group you moderate or attend, I’m sure they would be pleased to provide them to your group also and their 800 phone number is available for more assistance. They are funded by Hepatitis Foundation International.
> I have also taken Interferon and it is my opinion that if, after biopsy or HCV Fibrosure blood testing, a patient has been shown to have no scarring of the liver (fibrosis) due to hepatitis C even though the patient has had the virus for many years, and no other side-effects of the disease, there is no need to take the treatment for hepatitis C and endure the very difficult side-effects. As we know, 75% or more of the patients with HCV never progress to cirrhosis and serious liver illness.
> Remember, you can always call me for information regarding my three transplants and I’m happy to share my experiences or refer you to a transplant center. Please remember that I am a doctor of dental surgery, not a medical doctor so I don’t give medical advice but I do tell you what I would do if I were in your shoes and after three HCV induced liver transplants I have a lot of experience to share.
> Sincerely,
> Dr. Richard Darling, DDS: Past National Public Citizen of the Year (NASW)
> President and CEO: The FAIR Foundation, a national organization with thousands of members and supporters whose goal is
> to reverse inequities in NIH research funding and to institute new organ-donor policies to reverse America’s organ-donor crisis
> Founder: The FAIR Foundation Liver Disease & Transplant Support Group
> Author: Coma Life, an autobiographical memoir of life "within" coma and survival over hepatitis C induced liver cancer, coma, 3
> liver transplants, heart attack, diabetes & Muscular Dystrophy (Myasthenia Gravis)
> Address: 78629 Bougainvillea Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 Ph: 760-200-2766
> []

2 of 2 File(s)
Peg financial assistance org.pdf
HCV_Fibrosure test information.pdf[url]
Don't Let the DRAGON get you down....Stand up and fight
Karen in Nevada

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