Below are a few news stories and videos featuring the UCLA Kidney Exchange program
An innovative organ donation gift certificate program initiated at UCLA has started to spread to other transplant programs across the United States. Read more »
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 »
An effort to save one life has led to a chain of events that changed 22 others. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell was there Tuesday as two sisters rolled into surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center: one to save the life of a total stranger, the other to receive the gift of a new life through a program called a kidney chain. Link to full story on cbslocal.com »
The Doctors TV featured the UCLA Kidney Exchange Program along with donors and recipients from the Nick Damon Kidney Chain. Dr. Jeffrey Veale explains the process and how to get involved.
Video courtesy of The Doctors TV »
Tavis Smiley interviews four patients involved in a massive kidney swap and the doctor who organized it.
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 »
Harry Damon, the firefighter from Grand Rapids, Mich., and Nicole Lanstrum, who was born and raised in rural Iowa, initiated two kidney transplant chains last week at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center that freed at least six kidney patients — four at UCLA and two in San Francisco — from lives on dialysis. And because their generosity helped initiate similar chains at other transplant centers, the lives of many others will be restored. Lead full story on uclahealth.org »
The lives of three Los Angeles-area kidney transplant patients were transformed by one of the West Coast's first three-way living-donor kidney transplant chains, made possible through the generosity of a non-directed, altruistic kidney donor from New York City, it was announced today at a joint news conference. Read full story »
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'Gift certificate' enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed.