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
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 [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
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 [...]
By i_am_bee2012 • March 29, 2016
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. [...]
By uclahealth • March 24, 2016
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 [...]
By AlanK • February 14, 2013
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 [...]
By cyn1mike • February 12, 2013