Items Tagged ‘liver transplant’

'Good Choice' to Donate

June 26, 2019

‘Good Choice’ to Donate

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had to prepare over 200 units of products for one liver transplant patient one time,” says Chris Sierra, a technician who works in the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center in Ackerman Union. “I deal with blood collection, whole blood collection, platelet collection and fresh plasma collection. A couple of co-workers and I opened this […]

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Tags: blood collection, fresh plasma collection, liver transplant, platelet collection, UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, whole blood collection


No Place Like Home: Mother and Daughter Share the Miracle of Organ Transplantation

May 10, 2019

No Place Like Home: Mother and Daughter Share the Miracle of Organ Transplantation

By uclahealth uclahealth

After their life-saving liver transplants mother and daughter are happy to be home. As Mother’s Day neared, Georgina Barba wasn’t making any provisions. “I don’t really plan anymore, because then something ends up happening,” says the 36-year-old Carson, California, mother of three. “The main thing is that we will all be home.” Mother’s Days, Father’s […]

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Tags: featured, liver transplant, pediatrics, transplant


25 year celebration

January 9, 2019

25 year celebration

By Mike O michelleodwwjd

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years today!

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, liver transplant, patient stories


March 26, 2018

DR. RASTOGI GUIDES US ON A JOURNEY TO TRANSPLANT

By selby1 drmarxen

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 dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. There is no treatment for the disease so it is a waiting game. […]

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Tags: appointment, clinical trials, Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center, cysts, dialysis, double transplant, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, Dr. Farmer, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Han Gritsch, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sammie Saab


October 11, 2017

A second chance to live

By Markgolfer marklyons111

Dr. Busuttil, It has been a little over a year (August 30, 2016) since I had my liver transplant at UCLA. I am writing to express my utmost gratitude to you and your team for saving my life. I would not be here without your efforts. It is most impressive to me how dedicated you […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, ICU, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

August 7, 2017

Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

By Vicky vmainguyen_bv

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver transplant team has performed well over 6,000 transplants since 1984.

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Tags: Biliary Atresia, birth defect, Doctors Day, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, infant, liver disease, liver failure, liver transplant, organ donor registry, patient stories, surgery


Becoming an organ donor

May 9, 2017

Becoming an organ donor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Each year, the number of people in need of organ transplants continues to grow. About 118,000 people are still waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and each day, 22 people die while waiting. Posthumous donation Those who register to have their organs donated after they’ve deceased […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood donation, blood supplies, Bone-marrow transplantation, intestine transplant, intestines, liver, liver transplant, living donor, living organ donation, lung, lung transplant


April 13, 2017

Liver Transplant Patient

By alice55 alice55

I would like to thank my Dr. who saved my life on January 1, 2012. I cannot remember his name but I realize today that if it weren’t for him and the staff, I would not be here! From this experience it has made me appreciate life like never before. I have been blessed and […]

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Tags: liver transplant, patient stories, UCLA liver transplant team


April 13, 2017

Liver transplant

By anac57 anac57

Thank you All the Liver Transplant Doctors and coordinators Eight floor love you all, I’m blessed

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Tags: liver transplant, patient stories, transplantation, UCLA liver transplant team


March 30, 2017

Stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis

By paws10 paws10

Dr. Shahryar Ashouri is my oncologist. I absolutely adore him. He’s passionate, caring, personable and an all around good man. In 2013, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis. Dr. Ashouri never made me feel like I had no chance. He stood by my side then and he’s still standing by […]

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Tags: cancer care, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Doctors Day, Dr. Shahryar Ashouri, liver surgery, liver transplant, oncology, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA liver transplant team