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Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives.  Learn the Facts »

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  • Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Intestinal Liver Transplant
  • Double Lung Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Corneal Transplant
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Kidney Donation Chain

UCLA Kidney Exchange - Dr. Veale on The Doctors TV - One man's kidney donation launched a life-saving chain reaction.

Dr. Veale on The Doctors TV
One man’s kidney donation launched a life-saving chain reaction. Watch Video »

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UCLA Performs 1st Breathing Lung Transplant in U.S.

The lung transplant team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical successfully performed the nation's first "breathing lung" transplant Nov 2012. The groundbreaking transplant involved an experimental organ-preservation device known as the Organ Care System (OCS), which keeps donor lungs functioning and "breathing" in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport. The current standard involves transporting donor lungs in a non-functioning, non-breathing state inside an icebox. Watch video »

UCLA's Heart Transplant Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

UCLA's program is one of only seven heart transplant centers nationwide - and the only one in California - to be ranked at the silver level by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which has federal oversight of the nation's organ donation and transplantation network.

UCLA also earned silver status in 2010, when the HRSA organ transplant center survey was inaugurated, is the only heart transplant program in the U.S. to have earned a silver ranking twice.
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Joanna Schaenman, MD
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