transplantation

‘I knew that if it was me, if I was a match, I was going to do it,’ says Yadira Ortega

By uclahealth • May 16, 2022

The wait for donor organs has led to innovations in transplantation.

By Sandy Cohen • February 16, 2022

New research suggests that cesarean births for transplant patients carry higher risks to baby and mother

By Alana Prisco • October 4, 2021

An-Chieh Feng, a native of Taiwan, used Batman to explain complex principles of DNA

By uclahealth • June 1, 2021

“The Heart Failure Symposium is for physicians, allied, personnel, and anyone who finds themselves interacting or involved with advanced heart failure patients,” says Dr. Murray Kwon, a cardio thoracic surgeon and surgical director of the mechanical circulatory support device program. “During the symposium I will be moderating a session on [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my body. I had been on dialysis for 2 years and was blessed with a live donor. The level of care I received from all the doctors and staff at Ronald Reagan far exceeded anything [...]

By Mohawk Mike • January 4, 2018

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver transplant team has performed well over 6,000 transplants since 1984.

By Vicky • August 7, 2017

Thank you All the Liver Transplant Doctors and coordinators Eight floor love you all, I'm blessed

By anac57 • April 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in social psychology at Washington University [...]

By Enrique Rivero • March 28, 2017

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure [...]

By Kim Irwin • July 28, 2016