kidney donation

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 unlike any summer day. Typically, surrounded by colleagues [...]

By MichelleNicole • April 22, 2019

Brian had been watching his dad, Dana, 69, slowly deteriorate from end stage kidney disease for more than two years. His father endured daily, 12-hour dialysis treatments while he waited for a deceased kidney donor. Brian and his wife, Roxie, started seriously discussing the idea of Brian donating a kidney to his dad.

By uclahealth • March 12, 2018

Dawn wanted nothing more than to soothe the suffering of a stranger. Touched by an article she read about living kidney donations, Dawn decided to take action with a selfless and life-saving act of her own.

By uclahealth • August 1, 2017

"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 been on dialysis for 11 years," says 27-year-old Monserrat Hinojosa, who has focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease that results in kidney failure. She remains [...]

By uclahealth • September 15, 2015

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.

By uclahealth • March 11, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB3oCPTz-us 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

Two altruistic donors launch rare kidney transplant chains at UCLA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlWqNX6iJ64 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