Items Tagged ‘nephrology’

2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring

March 30, 2017

2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring

By jajosaee jajosaee

  I went to the 2017 UCLA Kidney Health Event. I was blown away by the number of participants, and volunteers helping out. It was such an educational event, about so many diseases related to kidney health, but it was also such a beautiful and fun day. There was such a heavy focus on all […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney specialist, nephrology, patient stories, UCLA Kidney Health Fair


Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

March 28, 2017

Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

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 social psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. “It was amazing that […]

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Tags: education, Explore Transplant, kidney transplant, living donation, living donors, living kidney donation, nephrology, organ donation, Transplant Research and Education Center, transplantation, TREC, United Network for Organ Sharing


March 30, 2016

Transplant Team / Nephrologist

By saunaedwards saunaedwards

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. It’s been over 8 years and my kidney is working as good as ever. […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Carl Schulze, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Hans Gritsch, Dr. Jeff Veale, Dr. Jennifer Singer, IgA Nephropathy, kidney transplant, nephrologist, nephrology, patient stories, UCLA Body Donation program


January 11, 2013

At peace that I saw the best

By Joey Joey

I wound up in the ER with kidney pain . . . nowhere close to UCLA. My labs showed that there could be an issue with my kidneys. I called UCLA because I trust their specialists. I went into the Nephrology department, and, after my tests, it was found that I was fine. I have […]

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Tags: nephrology, patient stories