Kidney

Doctors in the midst of a nine-way kidney transplant in San Francisco on June 4, 2015. (CBS)

No Complications So Far During Rare 9-Way Kidney Swap At UCSF Medical Center & CPMC

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.

06/05/2015

Officer Jerran Higgins of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office (left) donated his kidney to 19-year-old Garrett Ramos, who suffered kidney failure. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

San Mateo County Correctional Officer Donates Kidney To Co-Worker’s Son

A Fremont teen is recovering in a San Francisco hospital after a transplant surgery that took place Tuesday with the help of a correctional officer who donated one of his kidneys.

03/11/2015

California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

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.

03/05/2015

California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

12 Patients Preparing For Rare 6-Way Kidney Transplant Operations At San Francisco Hospital

This will be the largest single center kidney paired donation chain conducted on the West Coast.

03/04/2015

Jody Miranda (left), Teri Lineker (center) work side-by-side at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Walnut Creek Woman Set For Life-Saving Kidney Donation From Longtime Friend, Co-Worker

A Walnut Creek woman who learned she had the same kidney disease that killed her grandfather, mother and uncle is getting a live-saving transplant from someone near to her, literally and figuratively.

10/15/2014

Bill Millard (left), who is suffering from kidney failure, is receiving a kidney from Janice McKinnon (right). McKinnon's son received a donated pancreas from Millard's son after his death in 2005. (CBS)

Man Who Donated Son’s Organs Now Needs Transplant, Mother Of Recipient Is A Match

A man who donated his deceased son’s organs years ago is getting paid back in kind from the mother of the transplant recipient who benefited from the organ donation.

07/10/2014

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Easter Warning For Cat Owners, Extreme Poisoning Risk From Lilies, Onions

There is no greater time of year for the lovely lily, but there is also no more dangerous time of year for cats, as a single nibble of a leaf, a few drinks of the vase water, or even brushing against lily pollen could lead to kidney failure and death.

04/16/2014

Former SF Morning Show Host Donates Kidney To Co-Worker

Former SF Morning Show Host Donates Kidney To Co-Worker

Former Live 105 radio jock decided to step in and help one person waiting for a kidney. It was a teaching moment for him and his listeners…

11/21/2012

Groundbreaking Software Saving Lives By Connecting Kidney Donors, Patients

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.

06/08/2012