liver transplant

‘It was an incredible span and an incredible career. I couldn’t be happier,’ says UCLA’s Ronald W. Busuttil

By uclahealth • July 27, 2022

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By Ask the Doctors • December 10, 2021

“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 UCLA Blood & Platelet Center in Ackerman Union. “I deal with blood collection, whole blood collection, platelet collection and fresh plasma collection. A couple of [...]

By uclahealth • June 26, 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

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years today!

By Mike O • January 9, 2019

On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. There is no treatment for the disease so [...]

By selby1 • March 26, 2018

Dr. Busuttil, It has been a little over a year (August 30, 2016) since I had my liver transplant at UCLA. I am writing to express my utmost gratitude to you and your team for saving my life. I would not be here without your efforts. It is most [...]

By Markgolfer • October 11, 2017

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver transplant team has performed well over 6,000 transplants since 1984.

By Vicky • August 7, 2017

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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 9, 2017

I would like to thank my Dr. who saved my life on January 1, 2012. I cannot remember his name but I realize today that if it weren't for him and the staff, I would not be here! From this experience it has made me appreciate life like never before. [...]

By alice55 • April 13, 2017