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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.

Give and Make

April 12, 2018

…field of human organ transplantation will arrive in San Diego with the opening of a transplant unit at County University Hospital.” Within a month, the community hospital, operated by UC San Diego, performed the region’s first kidney transplant on a 32-year-old aircraft worker. Marshall Orloff, MD, then chair of the…

UC San Diego Health Performs Region’s First Heart-Liver Transplant

November 30, 2016

…UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healthy heart and liver. This is the first successful heart-liver transplant for San Diego; less than 10 of these surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.

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.

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.

UC San Diego Health System Transplant Program Receives Federal Certification

September 19, 2012

…San Diego’s Center for Transplantation has met or exceeded all of its necessary requirements for approval as a center of excellence under the Federal Medicare program. This approval – from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – allows UC San Diego Health System to accept into its program…

Second Breath: Region’s First Double Lung Transplant for COVID-19 Patient

August 24, 2021

After more than 50 days on advanced life support, a multi-disciplinary team at UC San Diego Health helps a patient who contracted COVID-19 become a candidate for a successful double lung transplant. The transplant surgery was the first in the region performed on a COVID-19 patient.

Connection Made on Facebook Leads to Lifesaving Organ Transplant

March 12, 2015

…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 son’s…

Lung, Heart, Kidney and Liver Transplant Programs Rank among Nation’s Best

January 5, 2021

UC San Diego Health’s lung, heart, kidney and liver transplant programs rank at the top nationally in the latest biannual Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) report. Innovative treatment and multi-disciplinary care contribute to the high rankings for one-year survival outcomes.

Organ Transplant Recipients Significantly Protected by COVID-19 Vaccination

August 5, 2021

UC San Diego researchers report that solid organ transplant recipients who were vaccinated experienced an almost 80 percent reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated counterparts during the same time.

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