kidney transplant

On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney [...]
By selby1 • March 26, 2018
After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital [...]
By Rico • March 19, 2018
In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my body. I had been on dialysis for 2 years and was blessed with a live donor. The level of care I received from all the [...]
By Mohawk Mike • January 4, 2018
I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My [...]
By Sally • September 16, 2017
My name is Sou. I was a dialysis patient; I am a peritoneal dialysis nurse and I am also a kidney transplant recipient. In November 2011, I was one of the lucky patient’s to have crossed paths with the world’s best nephrologist, Dr. [...]
By soutang99 • July 26, 2017
I have been a patient at UCLA since 2000 when Dr. Urlich performed a reconstructive surgery . In 2010, UCLA Health's ENT team once again performed a surgery, and in 2016, UCLA Health saved my life and gave me a kidney transplant performed by
By dggottakidney • March 31, 2017
Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in [...]
By Enrique Rivero • March 28, 2017
The one reason I like about UCLA is that my kidney transplant doctors and my neurologists are the best I ever had throughout the years. They do everything they can to help me out and make me feel comfortable in any away they can. The nurses are the [...]
By guzman200131 • March 23, 2017
Despite vast advancements in medical technology and transplantation, the need for organ, eye and tissue donations still greatly outnumber the supply. Organ donation is a life-long gift that can help save the life of one of the more than 120,000 Americans in need of an organ donation. How? Let [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
I was born at Harbor General UCLA Medical center. In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, eventually needing dialysis and a kidney transplant. I am eternally grateful for my UCLA Transplant team: Drs. Veale, Gritsch, Danovitch, and Singer. [...]
By saunaedwards • March 30, 2016