Items Tagged ‘transplant’

Cancer and COVID-19: What You Should Know

March 13, 2020

Cancer and COVID-19: What You Should Know

By Denise Heady Denise Heady

Useful Information about Covid-19 for Cancer Patients

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Tags: bone marrow, cancer, coronavirus, featured, transplant


Hearts of Gold

March 11, 2020

Hearts of Gold

By uclahealth uclahealth

Heart transplants bring joy

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Tags: featured, heart transplant, organ donation, transplant


The Right Place

February 20, 2020

The Right Place

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My daughter is getting an infusion right now,” explains Rose Tafoya, who chose Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Maria is 34-years-old and had adult acute myeloid leukemia. She had a bone marrow transplant and is in remission. We both try to stay positive every day. She has two beautiful little girls, so she has a […]

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Tags: featured, leukemia, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplant


A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

December 12, 2019

A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, Jesus. After multiple organ transplants, Jesus has been a long-time patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s hospital, and as a result, well-known to most of the staff. Meagan says, “the scavenger […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, transplant, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


41 Years Later, Still Cancer Free

November 27, 2019

41 Years Later, Still Cancer Free

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s been 41 years since my transplant,” recalls 74-year-old John Frey, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 31-years-old. John shared his medical journey during the Celebration of Life 50th Anniversary. “I was stage 4B at the time, and we hoped chemotherapy would be enough to put me in remission, but I got […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, featured, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, transplant


Offering a Lifeline

September 30, 2019

Offering a Lifeline

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s a really uplifting and rewarding job to be able to take patients who may not have any other option and offer a lifeline,” smiles Eliza Kolovos, pediatric stem cell and CAR T-cell transplant coordinator at UCLA Health.

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Tags: CAR T-cell, CAR T-cell transplant, featured, National Marrow Donor Program, pediatric stem cell, transplant


September 19, 2019

Marijuana as Medicine?

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My talk today is titled ‘Weeding Out Fact From Fiction’,” tells Jennifer Tsui, a clinical pharmacist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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Tags: cannabis, featured, pharmacist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplant


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


A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


Life-Saving ECMO Machine

July 13, 2018

Life-Saving ECMO Machine

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are able to deliver an advanced therapy which replaces the function of the heart and lungs in a patient whose organs are failing,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and director of the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at UCLA. “The ECMO machine allows the other organs to stay alive […]

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Tags: adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program, advanced therapy, Dr. Peyman Benharash, ECMO, heart and lungs, transplant