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March 10, 2014
Organ-transplant recipients often reject donated organs, but a new, two-pronged strategy developed by UCSF researchers to specifically weaken immune responses that target transplanted tissue has shown promise.
September 24, 2013
In her annual State of the University address, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann highlighted UCSF's investments in its research, education and patient care to meet the challenges ahead.
September 23, 2013
The 14th World Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association will convene in Monterey, Calif., sponsored by the Transplantation Society and experts from UC San Francisco.
September 03, 2013
Dozens of families gathered for an annual picnic to celebrate the life of a loved one who has undergone an organ transplant surgery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
June 07, 2013
The pace at which Nancy Ascher, UCSF’s first female chair of surgery and one of the nation's top doctors, propels through every day is the velocity required for the steep ascent of a remarkable career.
June 05, 2013
After waiting more than a year for a kidney and liver transplant, 2-year-old Matthew Ouimet now has his two new organs after surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
March 21, 2013
A UCSF-led effort to create an implantable artificial kidney for dialysis patients is now featured in a video as part of the University of California's Onward California campaign.
January 31, 2013
Suitulaga “Sugi” Hunkin was suffering from heart failure by the age of 27, but he needed to lose 100 pounds to get in shape for transplant surgery at UCSF. To do that, he had to drastically change his lifestyle.
December 28, 2012
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 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.

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