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In the News

Below are a few news stories and videos featuring the UCLA Kidney Exchange program


'Gift certificate' enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed.  

An innovative organ donation gift certificate program initiated at UCLA has started to spread to other transplant programs across the United States. Read more »

'Gift certificate' enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed

A Kidney Is Always Pink! Dr. Jeffrey Veale On The Young Turks

Ana Kasparian of Young Turks interviews Dr. Jeffrey Veale and discuss how the Kidney Exchange program brings people from different backgrounds together regardless of the color of their skins. Read more »

A Kidney Is Always Pink! Dr. Jeffrey Veale On The Young Turks

Featured on Hallmark Channel: Dr. Jeffrey Veale Raises Awareness for "Paying it Forward" Through the Selfless Act of Kidney Donation.

Video on Hallmark Channel »

Dr. Jeffrey Veale Featured on Hallmark Channel

UCLA Patients Featured in The Chain Documentary

Paying It Forward: Woman’s Donated Kidney Will Not Only Save Sister’s Life, But Dozens More

Link to full story on cbslocal.com »

Featured on The Doctors: Life-Saving Kidney Swap

Featured on The Doctors: One Man’s Kidney Donation Launched a Life-saving Chain Reaction

Video courtesy of The Doctors TV »

How a Kidney Chain Works

Full story on The Doctors TV »

Dr. Veale on The Doctors Show

Featured on NBC LA: UCLA Kidney Exchange Program "Opens Floodgates" to Transplants for Hundreds of Patients

Link to full story on NBC »

Featured on KTLA 5: Kidney Transplant Donors Reunite With Recipients in Westwood

Link to full story on KTLA »

Featured on CBS LA: UCLA Kidney Transplant Recipients, Donors Unite For Holiday Celebration

Link to full story on CBS »

Featured on Tavis Talks with Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley interviews four patients involved in a massive kidney swap and the doctor who organized it.

Link to Tavis Talks radio interview » 

Featured in the New York Times: 60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked

NY Times Showcases massive kidney-exchange chain

N.Y. Times Showcases Massive Kidney-Exchange Chain
The Feb. 19 New York Times ran a front-page article on the longest paired U.S. kidney exchange chain to date, involving 30 kidneys and 60 people across the country.  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's kidney transplant team handled 16 of the patients, the largest number of all hospitals participating.  Dr. Jeffrey Veale, assistant professor-in-residence of urology and director of UCLA's donor exchange program, was quoted. Link to full article on the New York Times »

Featured on ABC:  'Kidney Chains' Connect donors, patients

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Featured on the Wall Street Journal: 'Daisy Chain' Strategy Increases Kidney Donors

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Two altruistic donors launch rare kidney transplant chains at UCLA

Lead full story on uclahealth.org » 

First NY-to-LA living-donor transplant chain results in triple kidney transplant

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UCLA Medical Center Performs Its First Living Donor Kidney "Swap"

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the kidney exchange program and to learn how you can get started. 

Media Contacts

Our team is available to assist with news inquiries involving UCLA hospitals, clinics, doctors and patients, faculty and education, and research scientists and programs.

Enrique Rivero, Senior Media Relations Officer
(310) 794-2273, erivero@mednet.ucla.edu

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 'Gift certificate' enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed.

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