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“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 [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020
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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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • November 27, 2019

“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.

By uclahealth • September 30, 2019

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

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019

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