Dr. Abbas Ardehali said the success will provide valuable insights for other transplant programs.
Annual event at UCLA commemorates “the remarkable accomplishments of the last year and our patients’ incredible stories of hope and inspiration.”
The study opens the door to research that could determine which bacteria need to be “turned down” to limit their negative effects in transplant patients.
In just 100 years, UCLA has grown into a world-class center of learning, research and health care.
The 641 procedures included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants. UCLA Health continues to lead this year.
The team performed a staggering 363 kidney transplants in 2017, more than any other transplant center in the United States, according to data.
The process analyzes several possible risk scenarios to help doctors more thoroughly assess people who could be candidates for heart transplants.
“Tissues are wonderfully complex structures, so to engineer artificial versions of them that function properly, we have to recreate their complexity,” said UCLA professor Ali Khademhosseini.
UCLA’s Dr. Jeffrey Veale says that re-donating previously transplanted kidneys after the first recipient dies should be standard practice.
Story of altruistic organ donor acts as tipping point for son’s decision to donate a kidney to his ailing father.
A new UCLA-led study traces how the first three "kidney voucher cases" led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.
Scientists will use the funds in part to develop medications to prevent organ rejection after surgery.
Team led by UCLA, UCSF receives $8 million to study virus that often strikes after kidney transplants
The group’s research will aim to identify new strategies for combating cytomegalovirus, a frequent cause of organ rejection.
In October 2016, Jonathan Koch, a 51-year-old entertainment executive from Los Angeles, underwent a 17-hour procedure to replace the hand he lost to a mysterious, life-threatening illness.
Denice Lombard and her father, Ted, made history in 1967 and now they’re urging others to become organ donors.
The thoracic transplant program also ranks among the country’s best in terms of patient survival rates, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
Blood donors representing many ethnicities and backgrounds pool precious resource to save woman’s life.
A young woman gets life-saving transplant when a UCLA medical team agrees to take her high-risk case when other transplant centers would not.
Running 13.1 miles may seem like a daunting task to many people. But for heart transplant recipient Tony Flores, it was pure joy to finish the Revel Canyon City Half Marathon in Azusa on Nov. 12.
The UCLA program has become the first program on the West Coast, and one of only seven centers nationwide, to achieve this milestone.
The Heal My HeART program provides patients with a creative outlet that allows them to express their feelings and help them regain physical and emotional health with a new sense of optimism.
Dr. Jeffrey Veale writes that a program pioneered at UCLA could encourage more donations and reduce the number of deaths of those waiting for transplants.
The milestone is a national record and it highlights the growth of the 32-year-old transplant program.
An innovative organ donation program initiated at UCLA is now being adopted by other medical centers across the United States.
The new technique can accurately identify a person’s optimal drug and dose combinations throughout an entire course of treatment, without complex, time-consuming genetic analysis.