kidney transplant

Groundbreaking science and cross-specialty collaboration enable transplant recipients to thrive without immunosuppressive drugs

By Sandy Cohen • August 4, 2021

Voucher program established at UCLA Health has spread to 78 transplant centers nationwide

By Sandy Cohen • July 2, 2021

Nurses staged an exhibition of Laura Topete’s vibrant images to spread joy and positivity

By Sandy Cohen • June 7, 2021

UCLA Health’s Dr. Ira Kurtz and collaborators are nearing the finish line in development of the groundbreaking device

By uclahealth • January 29, 2021

My fiancé Marc Coronel had a kidney transplant at UCLA. His surgeon was Dr. Jeffrey Veale. We are very thankful and grateful for the wonderful experience we [...]

By Cin • February 4, 2020

Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a common condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and cannot properly filter blood. The condition causes gradual loss of kidney function and, over time, limits a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities.

Functions of the kidneys

  • The kidneys are important organs in the body that filter waste and excess [...]
By uclahealth • April 26, 2019
“I got my heart and kidney transplant done at the same time,” says 61-year-old Frank Poblete, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after having heart problems since 2001. “I stayed here for [...]
By uclahealth • April 10, 2019
“In June of 2017, three years after I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, I arrived at UCLA Health,” says Michael Trovato, whose condition had continually worsened. “I was assessed by a few hospitals in California, all of which declined to accept me as [...]
By uclahealth • April 1, 2019
More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one [...]
By Sergovia50 • March 29, 2019
“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney transplant patient from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I feel so grateful and blessed to be alive [...]
By uclahealth • January 2, 2019