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A Kidney Transplant and a Visit from Rampage: Jordan Kirkland's Story teaser image

A Kidney Transplant and a Visit from Rampage: Jordan Kirkland'...

When Jordan Kirkland was born prematurely at just 25 weeks of gestation, doctors didn't know if the 1-pound baby was going to make it. She was born with a condition called persiste...

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Best Gift Ever: Patient Gets New Heart and Kidney teaser image

Best Gift Ever: Patient Gets New Heart and Kidney

On December 25, 2020, advertising executive Shana Pereira finally got the Christmas gift she had been waiting for: a new heart and kidney. Despite a lot of bad news leading up to t...

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Life to the Fullest: Transplant Surgery Trailblazer Irene Kim, MD teaser image

Life to the Fullest: Transplant Surgery Trailblazer Irene Kim,...

From the operating room to running trails to her family's dinner table, Dr. Irene Kim makes the most of every second and is quick to adapt. She shares what energizes her and what e...

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Social Worker Marshia Caceres teaser image

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Social Worker Marshia Caceres

Cedars-Sinai transplant social worker Marshia Caceres walks patients through the emotional journey of organ transplant and recovery, meeting them where they are. Read more.

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The Long Path to Bone Marrow Transplantation teaser image

The Long Path to Bone Marrow Transplantation

Cathy Griffin shares her journey to the lifesaving bone marrow transplant that addressed her leukemia at Cedars-Sinai. Read more.

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Carla McMillan teaser image
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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Carla McMillan

Meet Carla McMillan! She's the associate director of Finance for the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai. Throughout her 16 years here, the President's Award winner has...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 15, 2021

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Bone Marrow Transplant Transforms Two Lives

A bone marrow transplant drastically changed the lives of both the donor Aline Muske and recipient, Christy Canin.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 05, 2021

Being Patient: The Delicate Timing of Organ Transplantation teaser image
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Being Patient: The Delicate Timing of Organ Transplantation

Organ transplantation involves waiting, rushing, and waiting. With long delays finding the donor organs, the race begins with the transplant, then a lifetime of antirejection maint...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Dominick Megna

When Dr. Dominick Megna is not in the OR transplanting organs and repairing aortas, he can be found fine-tuning his other passion: cooking. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 11, 2021

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Cultural Challenges of Organ Donation

After six years, Patrick Han found a match for a donor kidney. But without the eligibility in a special Cedars-Sinai transplant program, his wait may have been considerably longer ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 19, 2020

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Pairs That Share

Olufunke Ojuri hardly told anyone that she was sick, not even her sister. Eventually, she couldn't hide it anymore. That conversation was the start of a remarkable journey, that ch...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 07, 2020

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7 Myths About Organ Donation

Whether living or deceased, donated organs are among the most valuable resources in the world, but misconceptions abound. We asked a Cedars-Sinai expert to debunk seven common myth...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 06, 2020

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Brotherly Bond Strengthened by Heart Transplants

The Bedolla brothers share a special bond after all 3 received heart transplants at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 12, 2020

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Transplant Recipient Hosts Annual Teen Prom

Despite more than 50 years of chronic kidney disease, Lori Hartwell always finds time to give back. For the last 21 years, she's hosted an annual prom for teens with Kidney Disease...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 31, 2020

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Kidney School

For children facing kidney failure, a transplant can provide 20 years of function before another donor organ must be found—or until medical advances can provide a lifelong solution...

Discoveries / Jan 10, 2020