UCSF Heart and Lung Transplant Reunion

By Vanessa deGier

WHAT: The Heart and Vascular Center at UCSF Medical Center is holding its first official Heart and Lung Transplant   Reunion at Mission Bay.  At the reunion, patients who have had heart or lung transplants, and those waiting for transplant, will attend with their families. 

During the event, UCSF physicians, transplant surgeons, nurses and other faculty will enjoy time with   recipients.

WHEN: Saturday, August 5
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mission Bay Conference Center
    Fisher Banquet Room
    1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
CONTACT: To cover this event or arrange interviews, contact Vanessa       deGier at 415-476-2557.

Established in 1989, UCSF’s Heart and Lung Transplantation Program provides state of the art surgical therapy and drives the search for ways to overcome the scarcity of donated organs.  UCSF performs more lung transplants for end-stage diseases—such as primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis—than any other institution in Northern California.  The heart and lung transplant program is at the forefront of transplantation research and is most notable for working with patients who are often not considered candidates elsewhere for transplantation. It has tripled in size in the past four years.