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“I was on the fourth floor for three months waiting for my lung transplant,” recalls Carolene Newton-Mosley, a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Carolene had pulmonary fibrosis and made an unexpected group [...]

By uclahealth • January 8, 2020
“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
Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in [...]
By Amy Albin • December 17, 2018

In Oct. of 2017, I had a dual lung transplant at UCLA/ Ronald Reagen Medical Center

By 4Pritch • August 16, 2018
I had a double lung transplant at UCLA Medical Center on 6.28.16. UCLA is the best! I have complete confidence in everyone there. They treat you like Royalty and are so competent, knowledgeable, nurturing, kind, caring and professional .....I could go on and on. Thank [...]
By Lulu • April 12, 2018
I first saw Dr. Rajan Saggar, a pulmonologist, in 2010 for follow up lung transplant care when I was making the transition from a pediatric hospital to adult care. I am so grateful that Dr. Saggar made the transition easy for me by listening [...]
By susan11 • March 30, 2018
Three years ago I was at 35% Lung Capacity: I was being considered for lung transplant (If my condition worsened. I was coughing and spitting up liquid constantly and could not hike up even moderate inclines. But thanks to the
By Alfonse • February 14, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • May 9, 2017
It has been almost two years now since my local pulmonologist, Dr A. Munoz from Bakersfield, Calif. referred me to UCLA for a double lung transplant. After my initial shock, I came to UCLA with an open mind about the transplant. The thing is, I am a nurse. As [...]
By pammy duck • March 28, 2017
Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock [...]
By Amy Albin • November 1, 2016