transplant

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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 10, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 4, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 13, 2018
“Our annual Heart Failure Symposium is for our UCLA team and the professional community interested in the latest advanced heart failure therapies,” says Melissa Moore, registered nurse and outreach coordinator for heart and lung transplants. “We [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2018
I weighed 115 pounds (6’0”) and had been in a wheel chair and on oxygen for 2 years. I was gently told that I was too weak for a transplant and would be taken off the National Transplant List in about a week. Friday night we got the call at [...]
By UCLA Transplanted • March 29, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 19, 2017
Dr. Busuttil, It has been a little over a year (August 30, 2016) since I had my liver transplant at UCLA. I am writing to express my utmost gratitude to you and your team for saving my life. I would not be here without [...]
By Markgolfer • October 11, 2017
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
April 3, 2016... After knowing I would need a liver transplant in order for me to live, I was overwhelmed to understand that someone would have to die, for me to live... how do except that? My story began 3 years ago, I was seeing my liver doctor in [...]
By sher21 • January 17, 2017
In a unique joint-venture partnership, UCLA Health has joined forces with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Select Medical to open the [...]
By uclahealth • October 4, 2016