Items Tagged ‘UCLA Transplantation Services’

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


March 29, 2017

Favorite doctor

By blanket01 blanket01

I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn’t have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the one that stood out to me was Dr. James Wilson, my kidney […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Murray H. Kwan, emergency, ER, heart, liver transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Transplantation Services


Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

March 28, 2017

Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

By pammy duck pammy duck

It has been almost two years now since my local pulmonologist, Dr A. Munoz from Bakersfield, Calif. referred me to UCLA for a double lung transplant. After my initial shock, I came to UCLA with an open mind about the transplant. The thing is, I am a nurse. As an Operating Room RN, now retired […]

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Tags: bilateral lung transplant, Doctors Day, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. David Ross, Dr. Joann Schaenman, Dr. Michael Shino, lung transplant, patient stories, Pulmonology, transplant pulmonologist, UCLA Transplantation Services


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