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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Transplant)

2022
June
14,
2022
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Two physician leaders from the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center have been honored by two prestigious national groups.Irene Kim, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, received a Woman of the Year award for Calif...
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June
13,
2022
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
While many 21-year-olds celebrate their coming of age in bars and nightclubs, Andrew Solis is celebrating freedom by finally going home—equipped with a new heart and liver—after nearly eight months at Cedars-Sinai. “Before my heart and liver transpla...
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June
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai clinicians and scientists, including anti-rejection therapy pioneer Stanley Jordan, MD, will share their latest advances in research at the American Transplant Congress (ATC), June 4-8, 2022, in Boston. The ATC is the joint annual meetin...
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May
12,
2022
| 14:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Stanley C. Jordan, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Nephrology and Transplant Immunology programs in the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).Jordan pioneered the use of immune...
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April
19,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
This Donate Life Month, the Nettleton and Conklin families are celebrating nearly 16 years of being family.The families are joined together not by blood or marriage but by a unique gift: a kidney, donated by Barbara “Babs” Conklin, a first grade scho...
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April
06,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the month of April—Donate Life Month—experts from Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Smidt Heart Institute are available for interviews on issues related to transplantation, immunology and organ donation.“During Donate Li...
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February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for th...
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January
26,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Smidt Heart Institute analysis of lung transplantations performed nationally shows significant help for patients with severe, irreversible lung damage from COVID-19.The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020, ...
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2021
December
27,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
On a recent Saturday, Gerald Freeny got a sneak peek at a few of this year’s Rose Parade floats being decorated by volunteers at a warehouse in Irwindale, California. The behind-the-scenes look captivates many, but it isn’t new to Freeny. He comes he...
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November
10,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Before there was a COVID-19 vaccine, there was Amy Yamaguchi, a 34-year-old first-time-expectant mother.Throughout her pregnancy in 2020, Yamaguchi was diligent about masking, physical distancing and limiting her exposure to people and places. But in...
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August
10,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This spring, anesthesiologist Jennifer Cutler, MD, was looking forward to a weekend relaxing with her husband and two teenaged children when she got the call – she was urgently needed to oversee anesthesiology for not one, but two, liver transplants ...
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May
17,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last month, Lara Holmes celebrated two birthdays—her normal birthday, and the first birthday since she received the gift of a lifetime: a new pancreas and kidney.In April 2020, against the backdrop of the uncertain early days of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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April
28,
2021
| 04:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
To anyone else, it’s just a walk around the block. But for Frank Coburn, 57, and his wife, it’s a miracle.A miracle that resulted from Coburn becoming the first Southern Californian—and possibly first in the U.S.—to receive a minimally invasive doubl...
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April
22,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In many ways 19-year-old, Brenna Kahlen is a typical teenager. She is living at home in Newport Beach, working and going to college. But unlike most of her peers, Brenna is a now a medical first.Brenna was born with a disease known as tuberous sclero...
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April
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dominic Emerson, MD, and Pedro Catarino, MD, both transplant surgeons with the Smidt Heart Institute, know how to be spontaneous. At any given moment, they can get the call that a donor heart or lungs are available, requiring them to quickly board a ...
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2020
December
16,
2020
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a year rocked by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center is on track to match or break records.Cedars-Sinai surgeons performed 64 transplants in October, the second-highest number of transplants ever p...
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September
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was a routine ultrasound, but the results were devastating for Jamie Nash and her husband Andrew. Their baby's kidneys were dilated and his bladder was engorged, which could be signs of severe kidney dysfunction. The couple, who live in Santa Barb...
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September
11,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Stanley C. Jordan, MD, a leading kidney transplant researcher, has been awarded a 2020 Medawar Prize, The Transplantation Society’s highest distinction for lifetime contributions in the transplantation field, and one of the top international honors f...
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July
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) pneumonia experienced improvement after receiving a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug normally given for rheumatoid arthritis, according to an observational study at Cedars-Sinai. Outcom...
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January
02,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
FOX 11 interviewed Cedars-Sinai patient Regina Armstrong about her experience as a double transplant recipient and her plans to ride this year's Donate Life float, sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, in the annual Rose Parade. Armstrong told FOX 11 that sh...
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January
01,
2020
| 00:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Regina Armstrong is looking forward to an especially exciting start to the new year. The 44-year-old Cedars-Sinai patient will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of her kidney transplant as a rider on the Donate Life float in this year's Rose Pa...
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2019
December
22,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
2019 proved to be the busiest year on record for the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, with more than 500 organs transplanted. In March alone, 65 organ transplants were performed—the highest number of transplants in one month during th...
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October
17,
2019
| 06:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Pasadena Weekly recently interviewed Stanley C. Jordan, MD, director of Nephrology & Transplant Immunology and medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai, about a patient who received a lifesaving kidney transplant from his wif...
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May
07,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Reporter Sarah Pilla from Spectrum News 1 recently interviewed Edmund Huang, MD, and Jon Kobashigawa, MD, about a family that has undergone multiple organ transplants. Cedars-Sinai patient Regina Armstrong, 44, is full of life, and it’s in part be...
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April
23,
2019
| 09:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Whether it’s starting a six-hour liver transplant surgery at 1 a.m. or helping a friend of a friend get a sick child the medical help she needs, it’s standard operating procedure for Nicholas N. Nissen, MD, to go above and beyond the call of duty.   ...
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April
22,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In March, the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai completed more organ transplants in one month than ever before in the 15-year history of the program. "It's all hands on deck when the pace gets that intense," said Irene Kim, MD, surgi...
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April
17,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But Rule, 50, a state administrative law judge from Huntington Beach, soon...
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April
11,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Beth Halsey says the decision to donate one of her organs to a perfect stranger had its beginnings in 2017, during her daily spiritual practice. “Thoughts about donating a kidney kept coming to me while I was praying each day. At first, I just ble...
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February
12,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai once again ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants in 2018 than any other U.S. medical center.The Smidt Heart Institute transplant team completed 122 heart transplants during t...
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January
24,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study has uncovered that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list. "Ultimately, we hope this information will help...
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