Items Tagged ‘organ donation’

My Journey through Donation

April 22, 2019

My Journey through Donation

By MichelleNicole MichelleNicole

July 10th 2018 I am walking down the halls of Ronald Reagan Medical Center with butterflies in my stomach. My mom and dad following close behind, whispering it would all be okay, reminding me how brave I was. This was a Tuesday unlike any summer day. Typically, surrounded by colleagues at work and heading to […]

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Tags: CORE Kidney Program, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney disease, kidney donation, Kidney Fair, non-directive donor, organ donation, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery


New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

December 19, 2017

New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that genes on the Y chromosome reduced the likelihood that mice developed the disease. Because pulmonary hypertension has […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, christine cunningham, chromosomes, dr. soban umar, genes, mansoureh eghbali, organ donation, organ donations, organ transplant, organ transplants, perioperative medicine, pulmonary hypertension


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


Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

July 28, 2016

Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure – UCLA performed its 6,000th liver transplant, a national milestone accomplishment based on the United […]

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Tags: birthday present, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immunosuppressive therapy, Johnese Spisso, liver transplant, organ donation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Steve McDowell, surgery, transplantation


Do the math: Organ donation just adds up

May 5, 2016

Do the math: Organ donation just adds up

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 us count the ways: Organ Donation: […]

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Tags: donate life, kidney transplant, organ donation, tissue donations, transplant, transplantation, UCLA Transplantation Services