living donor

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

Alan and Blyden's Story Kidney Transplant Rejuvenates a Life and Reconnects Old Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq-_7hyIEZ0 Friends since childhood but separated by years and geography, Alan Landros and Blyden Loutensock found each other again in a time of need. And when it came time for Loutensock to make a choice to help his old friend - [...]

By uclahealth • April 25, 2010

Pam's Story Kidney Transplant Chain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xNrlp2y30 Pamela Heckathorn, of Cypress, Calif., was to receive a kidney from her cousin Dave Busk, who lives in the Los Angeles area; husband and wife Arturo and Maricela Carvajal, of Fillmore, Calif., were to have formed a donor-recipient pair; and Randy Platt, of Covina, Calif., wanted to [...]

By uclahealth • April 24, 2010