‘I just thought that this was important to me and important to my patients,’ says Tia Wheatley.

By Jeff Tully • February 14, 2022

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

By uclahealth • February 13, 2017

April 3, 2016... After knowing I would need a liver transplant in order for me to live, I was overwhelmed to understand that someone would have to die, for me to live... how do except that? My story began 3 years ago, I was seeing my liver doctor in [...]

By sher21 • January 17, 2017

Brandie's Story UCLA doctors push medical boundaries to offer patient chance at life At age 32, Brandie Osborne has beaten the odds. The young woman from Compton has dealt with health issues her entire life and faced death more than once. But now, with a new donated heart and kidney transplanted at Ronald Reagan [...]

By uclahealth • August 8, 2012

Jennifer’s Story Organ transplant surgeons perform UCLA’s first double lung and liver transplant UCLA's Transplant Program Featured on ABC:Rare double lung and liver transplant saves woman with cystic fibrosis Jennifer Golden, a 19-year-old college student from Las Vegas, got her Christmas gift early this year — a pair of life-saving lungs and a liver at [...]

By uclahealth • March 19, 2012 Life-Saving Kidney Donation - Gaston and Luis’ Story A pair of sisters attracted – national attention in January when Mississippi governor Haley Barbour released them from prison-on condition that one donate a kidney to the other. In early March a variant–of a sort, anyway–played out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center when [...]

By uclahealth • March 6, 2012

A Red letter Day - Celebrating 5,000th Liver Transplant On September 26, 2010, the UCLA Liver Transplant team performed their 5,000th liver transplantation. This is the most recent achievement of a 26-year journey that has given new life to literally thousands of patients.  The first liver transplant at UCLA was performed on [...]

By uclahealth • October 6, 2010

Two altruistic donors launch rare kidney transplant chains at UCLA One is a Michigan firefighter who wanted to honor the memory of his son, who died at age 24 in a tragic snowmobile accident. The other is an Air Force technical sergeant from Iowa who specializes in intelligence analysis. Besides their [...]

By uclahealth • October 5, 2010

UCLA Medical Center Performs Its First Living Donor Kidney "Swap" UCLA Medical Center on Sept. 20 performed its first living donor kidney "swap," a procedure in which a loved one of a kidney transplant patient who is not compatible as a donor exchanges organs with another incompatible pair under an innovative [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2010

Kidney Donor Chain First NY-to-LA living-donor transplant chain results in triple kidney transplant Innovative donor chain performed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The "donor chain" is an innovative twist on efforts aimed at increasing the donor pool by giving people who are unable to donate to [...]

By uclahealth • October 3, 2010