Kidney Disease

UCLA Kidney Exchange Program Participant Ride on New Year's Day Donate Life Float

By uclahealth • February 13, 2017

“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ...

By uclahealth • November 6, 2015

“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to ...

By uclahealth • October 8, 2015

“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at ...

By uclahealth • October 6, 2015

“Nothing was being done for my father. The word dialysis was thrown around, but my father was having a hard time coming to terms with ...

By uclahealth • October 2, 2015

“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” ...

By uclahealth • September 25, 2015

"I completely lost my kidney function when I was 9 years old. My mom donated a kidney, but then I lost it in 2004. I've ...

By uclahealth • September 15, 2015

Elaine Levy found out she had stage 4 polycystic kidney disease after getting a CAT scan of her lungs. She recalls, “They said, ‘Oh, I’m ...

By uclahealth • September 11, 2015

“You know what they say about high blood pressure; it’s a silent killer,” says Arlene Dunaetz, married to Richard Dunaetz for 64 years. Eighty­‐five-­year­‐old Richard ...

By uclahealth • September 6, 2015

“I was on a gurney ready to have surgery and my blood pressure was over 200. I said that can’t be right, it must be ...

By uclahealth • September 6, 2015