Brian Hinsley is a firefighter-paramedic for the County of Los Angeles Fire Department. Over eighteen years ago, Brian was diagnosed with a terminal liver disease. With the relentless support from his wife and his faith, he battled the disease until he received a liver transplant at the age of 40.
After waiting nearly two years for a liver transplant, Brian's life was saved when an anonymous donor gave him the gift of life: a new, healthy liver. UCLA surgeon Dr. Ronald Busuttil performed his liver transplant at UCLA. Brian returned from near death to a productive, happy life as a fireman. He's back to work and saving the lives of others.
Brian has become an enthusiastic spokesperson, raising awareness to others about the importance of organ donation. He volunteers many hours to this effort. Brian is actively participating in organizations such as One Legacy, UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and as chairperson for region 5 Patient Affairs Committee.
Brian, his wife and daughter were featured in an Emmy winning documentary "No Greater Love" that promotes organ donor awareness.
Video courtesy www.organdonor.gov
To learn more about the UCLA Liver Transplant Program, as well as other transplant programs at UCLA, and for information about how to make a difference, visit http://transplants.ucla.edu/.
To learn more about Dr. Busuttil, visit www.uclahealth.org/RonaldBusuttil
You have the power to donate life. Be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Register now to be a donor at www.donatelife.net
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