Since receiving a life-saving liver transplant at UCSF, Alfonso Garcia has made it a mission to spread the word about the value of organ donation. He will ride on the Donate Life float at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in honor of his donor, George Becker.
December 28, 2012
December 07, 2012
WHAT: Former UCSF transplant patient Alfonso Garcia, 18, has been selected as a rider on the Donate Life “Journeys of the Heart” float at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on January 1, 2013. He will do so to honor his donor, George Becker, who died at age 22 in 2010. A likeness of Becker will be captured in a floragraph, which is a portrait made of flowers, on the same float in this annual, internationally televised event.
December 03, 2012
Aside from some challenges, Harry Drake is a happy, active, carefree boy whose life was saved with a bone marrow transplant at UCSF.
November 26, 2012
November 02, 2012
The 10,911-foot view from the top of Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park is a familiar sight for Rowan Jimenez. It marked a triumphant return from his double lung transplant surgery.
October 22, 2012
Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study.
October 01, 2012
A $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation is spurring a UCSF-led effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure.
August 24, 2012
More than 300 children and their families joined former Olympians, UCSF doctors, nurses, social workers and others at the 17th annual picnic to celebrate the work of the Organ Transplant Service at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
March 15, 2012
Gabriel Baty and Olivo Cienfuegos both received kidney transplants at UCSF Medical Center as part of the longest living kidney donation chain in history that covers 17 hospitals in 11 states.
February 09, 2012
UCSF is committed to helping kidney transplant candidate Jesus Navarro, who remains on the waiting list, according to a joint statement released by him and Chief Medical Officer Joshua Adler, MD.