Items Tagged ‘transplantation’

Heart Failure Doesn't Happen in a Vacuum

May 13, 2019

Heart Failure Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 some of these mechanical circulatory […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, Dr. Ali Nsair, Dr. Murray Kwon, Heart Failure Symposium, transplantation


UCLA Gave Me A New Life

January 4, 2018

UCLA Gave Me A New Life

By Mohawk Mike michaelanthony

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 I have ever experienced anywhere […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, heart disease, inoperable heart blockage, kidney transplant, kidney transplantation, live donor, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplantation


Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

August 7, 2017

Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

By Vicky vmainguyen_bv

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.

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Tags: Biliary Atresia, birth defect, Doctors Day, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, infant, liver disease, liver failure, liver transplant, organ donor registry, patient stories, surgery


April 13, 2017

Liver transplant

By anac57 anac57

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

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Tags: liver transplant, patient stories, transplantation, UCLA liver transplant team


Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

March 28, 2017

Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

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 in St. Louis. “It was amazing that […]

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Tags: education, Explore Transplant, kidney transplant, living donation, living donors, living kidney donation, nephrology, organ donation, Transplant Research and Education Center, transplantation, TREC, United Network for Organ Sharing


Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

July 28, 2016

Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

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 – UCLA performed its 6,000th liver transplant, a national milestone accomplishment based on the United […]

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Tags: birthday present, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immunosuppressive therapy, Johnese Spisso, liver transplant, organ donation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Steve McDowell, surgery, transplantation


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