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First UC San Diego Health Honor Walk Pays Tribute to Fire Captain

October 24, 2019

…September. Cervantes was an organ donor and part of UC San Diego Health’s first Honor Walk. “Although I had many discussions with my dad regarding organ donation, I did not know what the donor process was truly like,” said Pascucci. “My dad saved lives during his career, and knowing he…

Connection Made on Facebook Leads to Lifesaving Organ Transplant

March 12, 2015

…Facebook Leads to Lifesaving Organ Transplant James Lebowitz, 18, helped transform the lives of more than 60 patients across the United States through organ and tissue donation. In January 2015, the lives of more than 60 people changed forever when Paul and Susan Lebowitz made the decision to donate their…

UC San Diego Health Performs First HIV-to-HIV Kidney Transplant in Region

August 27, 2019

For the first time in Southern California, surgeons at UC San Diego Health have transplanted the kidney of a deceased donor with HIV into a recipient with a pre-existing HIV infection. The procedure is part of an unprecedented multi-site national clinical trial.

Campus Community Reaches Out to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

November 14, 2013

…the Kaibigang Pilipin@ student organization have joined together to help victims of the Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines. Yesterday, Kaibigang Pilipin@ (KP) org members tabled on Library Walk to collect donations that included canned food and clothing. In addition, the students placed a donation bin in the Cross Cultural Center…

New Living Donor Option for Liver Transplantation at UC San Diego Health

March 1, 2016

…four listed for liver transplant will die before an organ becomes available. Fortunately, living donation is now a lifesaving option at UC San Diego Health.

Community Health Rep Who Supports Families Through Organ Donation Process Among Exemplary Awardees

May 22, 2012

…Who Supports Families Through Organ Donation Process Among Exemplary Staff Awardees Belen Bell, senior community health program representative for the UC San Diego Health System’s Lifesharing program, was named Principal Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year. Belen Bell, senior community health program representative for the UC San Diego Health System’s…

First Patients in San Diego County to Receive Lungs with Heart-Stopping Approach

July 6, 2021

The lung transplant team at UC San Diego Health performed San Diego County’s first transplant surgery with lungs donated after cardiac death, an approach that could mean more opportunities to save the lives of those in critical need of new lungs.

Powered by Donated Parts

June 23, 2022

…medical team. Powered by Donated Parts After becoming severely ill, a father of four receives lifesaving liver transplant from his brother through UC San Diego Health’s live liver donation program The Partridge brothers have spent the past 20 years living thousands of miles apart—Mike in Kidderminster, England where they both…

UC San Diego Health Revives Non-Beating Donor Heart for Successful Transplantation

September 15, 2020

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital on the West Coast to perform heart transplant surgery from a donor after circulatory death using a new portable organ care system. The investigational procedure could significantly decrease transplant waiting list times and improve patient outcomes.

A Kidney Named Lefty

August 20, 2020

…Named Lefty Through remote donation, a woman’s life is saved and a “sisterhood” is formed Barbara Gallas, age 70, knew she was getting significantly more ill. “I had no energy. I could do like two errands and then I needed to go home and go back to sleep,” she said.…

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