A nine-way kidney transplant chain that began Thursday in San Francisco is set to finish on Friday. So far, doctors said there are no reports of complications and all of the patients are doing fine.
First Set Of Complicated Kidney Swaps Completed At California Pacific Medical Center In San Francisco
Surgeons at San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center have completed the first three kidney transplants of a series of kidney swaps started by a woman who wanted to help save a life.
This will be the largest single center kidney paired donation chain conducted on the West Coast.
Some patients at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have been warned to get tested for HIV and other infectious diseases after hospital officials learned some equipment was improperly sterilized, a hospital spokesman said Friday.
Donations have poured in to help the iconic Brown twins remain together since the older sister, Vivian, developed Alzheimer’s requiring round the clock care that landed her in the hospital.
Kidney transplants are taking a quantum leap forward at one Bay Area hospital thanks to a new cloud-based computer program that matches donors with recipients. That new software is precisely how California Pacific Medical Center is suddenly performing simultaneous transplants involving eight to ten patients.
Supporters and opponents of California Pacific Medical Center’s expansion plan for San Francisco faced off before the Planning Commission Thursday.
Dancers with the San Francisco Ballet performed parts of “The Nutcracker” for children at a hospital in the city’s Presidio Heights neighborhood Tuesday.
Testimony stretched for several hours on Thursday as a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee considered the cost of health care in the City.
In the blink of an eye, a typical day become a truly remarkable one for KCBS reporter Mike Sugerman – when he became the center of the very story he was covering.