organ donation

Voucher program established at UCLA Health has spread to 78 transplant centers nationwide

By Sandy Cohen • July 2, 2021

Learn how donated organs can save lives

By uclahealth • March 4, 2021

Heart transplants bring joy

By uclahealth • March 11, 2020

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

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • December 19, 2017

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

Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in social psychology at Washington University [...]

By Enrique Rivero • March 28, 2017

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure [...]

By Kim Irwin • July 28, 2016

Despite vast advancements in medical technology and transplantation, the need for organ, eye and tissue donations still greatly outnumber the supply. Organ donation is a life-long gift that can help save the life of one of the more than 120,000 Americans in need of an organ donation. How? Let [...]

By uclahealth • May 5, 2016

Leiauna's Story The Precious Gift of Life: An Organ Transplant  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BxnCd7NFU Eight months into her pregnancy, Leiauna Anderson lost her child, and she almost lost her life as well. It took a liver transplant to save her. When Leiauna's pregnancy ended tragically with the in utero death of her baby, doctors discovered that [...]

By uclahealth • April 26, 2010