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“One of the great things about this conference, and something that I always find beautiful, is that the patient perspective is felt,” says Daniel Chambers, program manager

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019

“I had to prepare over 200 units of products for one liver transplant patient one time,” says Chris Sierra, a technician who works in the

By uclahealth • June 26, 2019

In 2002 my mother came to UCLA as a liver transplant patient, little did I know then that the journey would change my life forever.

My mother fell ill unexpectedly in November 2001, and by early January 2002 the doctor’s caring for her at Kaiser said my mother needed a lifesaving [...]

By HealinHandz • June 24, 2019

After their life-saving liver transplants mother and daughter are happy to be home.

As Mother’s Day neared, Georgina Barba wasn’t making any provisions.

“I don’t really plan anymore, because then something ends up happening,” says the 36-year-old Carson, California, mother of three. “The main thing is that we will all be home.”

Mother’s [...]

By uclahealth • May 10, 2019
"When you are on the other side, you feel like you’ve won,” says 72-year-old John Babcock, who received a heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2018. “I have hope now, and I [...]
By uclahealth • April 23, 2019

July 10th 2018 I am walking down the halls of Ronald Reagan Medical Center with butterflies in my stomach. My mom and dad following close behind, whispering it would all be okay, reminding me how brave I was. This was a Tuesday [...]

By MichelleNicole • April 22, 2019
“Every Monday and Thursday morning we do biopsies for our post-heart transplant patients,” says Dr. Ali Nsair, director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UCLA. “We do this to confirm that they have no rejection. [...]
By uclahealth • April 17, 2019
21 years ago I had a quadruple bypass then last March I had a minor heart attack,” says 61-year-old James Harris, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to wait for a heart transplant. “I [...]
By uclahealth • April 15, 2019
“This is the heart transplant support group,” says Codie Lieto, far right, a clinical social worker at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We meet with patients, families, and their caregivers. It’s important to have peer-to-peer support. We try to facilitate patients and families being able to support one another and [...]
By uclahealth • April 12, 2019
“I got my heart and kidney transplant done at the same time,” says 61-year-old Frank Poblete, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after having heart problems since 2001. “I stayed here for [...]
By uclahealth • April 10, 2019