Transplant

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11-Year-Old Leukemic Girl With Life-Threatening Bone Marrow Transplant Making Others Smile From ICU

Myla Cunanan didn’t want any presents for her 11th birthday last month.

03/09/2015

Kidney Transplants

SF Surgeons Complete 12 Surgeries In 6-Way Kidney Transplant Chain

Three surgeries carried out Thursday and three on Friday at California Pacific Medical Center represent the largest kidney donation chain in the 44-year history of the hospital’s transplant center.

03/06/2015

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

Sixth-graders at Ft. Bragg Middle School send their holiday well-wishes to their classmates.

6th Grader Stuck At Stanford Hospital Recovering From Leukemia, Gets A Holiday ‘Get Well’ Video From His Classmates

Roll video: “Hi Iron Man, it’s your friend Jonathan. Hope you get better,” says one young boy. ‘Iron Man’ is Nicolas Queen and his classmates got together and made a video to cheer him up for the holidays.

12/22/2014

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Woman With Double Lung Transplant Honored For Organ Donation Work After Her Death

A Bay Area woman who crusaded for more people to become organ donors is being honored, even after her death.

12/09/2014

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

Katie Groebner recovers in Stanford University Hospital after lung and heart transplants. (Source: Groebner Family)

Daughter’s Lung, Heart Transplant At Stanford ‘Best Ever’ Father’s Day Gift

A Bay Area dad got the best Father’s Day gift a man could get when his daughter got a lifesaving lung and heart transplant at Stanford after months on a waiting list.

06/15/2014

A sperm cell attempts to penetrate an ovum coat to fertilize it. (Wikimedia Commons)

Could Stanford Lab-Created Sperm Eliminate Need For Live Male In Reproduction?

Stanford researchers report they are a step closer to helping men overcome the most common factor of male infertility, at the same time potentially eliminating the need for a live male to reproduce.

05/02/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Helen Roy (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Provide Life Line To Transplant Patients

Minority patients awaiting bone marrow transplants stand a better chance for survival, because of this week’s Jefferson Award winner. She spearheads a campaign to increase the availability of lifesaving umbilical cord blood.

06/06/2012

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