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UCLA Liver Transplant Program

One of the largest liver transplant centers in the world

Liver Transplant Team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Liver transplantation was introduced as a clinical procedure over 30 years ago. Since that time, the number of liver transplants performed yearly in the United States has increased to an annual rate of well over 4,000.

The development of effective immunosuppressive drugs and the refinement of surgical procedures have led to remarkable improvements in the long-term success of liver transplantation. This procedure is now widely recognized as an effective, and preferred, therapeutic option for the treatment of end-stage liver disease.

The liver transplant program at UCLA was inaugurated in 1984 and has grown to be the most active program in the world. Since the program's inception, liver transplants have been performed at UCLA for infants, children and adults, focusing on innovative surgical techniques, advances in immunosuppressive drugs and quality patient care.

As the most experienced liver transplantation program in the western United States, UCLA serves patients from California, Oregon, Washington, and throughout the Southwest, and acts as a tertiary referral center for other transplant programs faced with particularly challenging cases.

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Liver transplant is surgery to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver. Visit our Health Library to learn more

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The Randy Ostin Memorial Fund will serve as a lasting tribute to his life and legacy by providing much needed support for our work in securing a future for thousands of patients like Randy in the years to come. Learn more » 

Celebrating 25 Years of Liver Transplantation at UCLA

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Celebrating 25 Years of Liver Transplantation at UCLA
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The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services lines to help transplant candidates, recipients, and family members understand organ allocation practices and transplantation data. You may also call this number to discuss problems you may be experiencing with your transplant center or the transplantation system in general. The toll-free patient services line number is 1-888-894-6361.

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