Items Tagged ‘transplant’

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


A True Miracle

January 17, 2017

A True Miracle

By sher21 sher21

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 Arcadia, CA. Dr Jacob Korula, he […]

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Tags: bilirubin, donor, Dr. Vatche Garen Agopian, edema, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


UCLA Health partners to open groundbreaking rehabilitation hospital

October 4, 2016

UCLA Health partners to open groundbreaking rehabilitation hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

In a unique joint-venture partnership, UCLA Health has joined forces with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Select Medical to open the West’s largest acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The California Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) welcomed its first patient on July 21. Located in Century City, CRI features 138 private rooms where patients can receive advanced treatments as they […]

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Tags: acute inpatient rehabilitation, brain injuries, California Rehabilitation Institute, cancer, inpatient rehabilitation, neuromuscular illness, orthopaedic injuries, rehabilitation, rehabilitation specialists, Select Medical, spinal-cord injuries, stroke


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


March 29, 2016

The best thing to happen to my lungs

By i_am_bee2012 i_am_bee2012

My story is about my favorite pulmonologist at UCLA, his name is Dr. David Ross. He has been my doctor for many years and treated my pulmonary hypertension. To me he goes above and beyond for his patients. He actually listens to his patients and share their highs and lows. If you need to laugh […]

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Tags: double transplant, Dr. David Ross, ICU, lung transplant, patient stories, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonologist, transplant


Better than a pit crew: UCLA

March 24, 2016

Better than a pit crew: UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

It’s two different stories for two different children,” says Jeremy Ellertson, father of 11-year-old Christian and 3-year-old Christopher. Both children suffered from a heart disease present at birth. Jeremy continues, “Christopher got sick at a month old and received a heart transplant 24 days after being put on the list. Christian received his heart transplant […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart transplant, pediatric heart disease, pediatric heart transplant, transplant


February 14, 2013

Blessed with a Liver Transplant

By AlanK AlanK

It was almost two decades ago that I was told that my life would be cut short. I had contracted Hepatitis C and at the time there was no cure. I was told by several doctors that I would be lucky to live to see my 40th birthday. After several years I was fortunate to […]

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Tags: Dr. Sammy Saab, nurses & staff, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


February 12, 2013

Re-born

By cyn1mike cyn1mike

After many days being rushed to the emergency room because of complications with my breathing, I was recommended for lung transplant at the UCLA medical center. My first visit was profound, the doctor listened intensively and also provided me with the pros and cons of the surgery. My conditions was such that the doctors would […]

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Tags: patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplant


February 7, 2013

Blessed by a heart transplant

By BonnieL BonnieL

Five years ago this month (Feb) my nephew was so very fortunate to receive a heart transplant at the UCLA Medical Center. He was born with heart defects and after operations and 40 plus years needed major surgery. He was flown from the east coast to UCLA for surgery by a specialist. Collectively, the specialists […]

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Tags: cardiology, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplant


January 16, 2013

UCLA Liver Transplant Survivor

By EyeDoc2016 EyeDoc2016

Ever since 2008, I have been volunteering at UCLA’s CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center with pancreatic cancer research and later at UCLA’s Iris Canter Breast Imaging Center with their clinical research. However, I never, in my wildest dreams, thought that I would one day be a patient at UCLA. Amidst my volunteering, I had the […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, patient stories, primary sclerosing cholangitis, transplant