Items Tagged ‘lung transplant’

January 2, 2019

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 and thriving. I had amyloidosis (a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs), which affects about 50,000 people worldwide. In my case it started attacking my lungs […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


December 17, 2018

Heart, lung transplant recipients and families gather to celebrate gift of life

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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 September that the Hawaii resident traveled to California to celebrate his 52nd birthday at Disneyland. Before he made it to the amusement park, however, […]

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Tags: Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, heart and lung transplantation, heart transplant, lung transplant, organ donor


Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

August 16, 2018

Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

By 4Pritch cinefanman

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

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Tags: dual lung transplant, featured, ICU, lung transplant, patient stories, pulmonologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, support group


Double Lung Transplant

April 12, 2018

Double Lung Transplant

By Lulu luannepontbriant

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 you UCLA for saving my life! God Bless you! Luanne’s […]

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Tags: double lung transplant, featured, lung transplant, patient stories


March 30, 2018

When Doctor’s Listen

By susan11 smedina88

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 to what I wanted and working with me instead of telling […]

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Tags: adult care, chronic illness, Doctor Day, Dr. Rajan Saggar. pulmonologist, lung transplant, patient stories, pediatric hospital


February 14, 2018

COPD – Valentine’s Day Advice

By Alfonse donpaz

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 UCLA Pulmonary Division and Dr. Biren Kamdar my COPD condition is beginning to improve. My […]

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Tags: breath, coughing, Dr. Biren Kamdar, lung capacity, lung transplant, patient stories, UCLA Pulmonary Division


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


Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

March 28, 2017

Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

By pammy duck pammy duck

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 an Operating Room RN, now retired […]

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Tags: bilateral lung transplant, Doctors Day, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. David Ross, Dr. Joann Schaenman, Dr. Michael Shino, lung transplant, patient stories, Pulmonology, transplant pulmonologist, UCLA Transplantation Services


Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

November 1, 2016

Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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 of Orange County, recalled not being afraid, but having complete trust […]

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Tags: donor lungs, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Hillel Laks, intubation, lung transplant, lung transplants, national wait list, organs, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, trauma victims, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


March 30, 2016

Forever grateful

By carlton.michael carlton.michael

I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and needed lung transplant. The condition of my body was not at a point where surgery could be done. Dr David Ross was very instrumental in intervening on my behalf. I was finally able to get the transplant needed. He continue to be my primary physician and continues to […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. David Ross, lung transplant, patient stories, pulmonary fibrosis