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Scripps Health patients and doctors made history by participating in the first intercontinental kidney transplant paired donor chain, which started with a man in Greece and has grown to involve 10 organ donors and recipients.
- Friday, June 1st, 2012
Scripps is one of Southern California’s premier transplant centers and has provided living kidney and liver transplants to patients such as Mike Sedgwick for more than 20 years. Mike, a pastor, received a living kidney donation from one of his congregation members, Gary Wasserman, after ...
In this week’s “Savvy Patient” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Randolph Schaffer, M.D., provides insight on living kidney donation. Each year in the United States, about 6,000 people voluntarily donate one of their healthy kidneys to a friend, sibling, or other loved one. And increasingly, ...
- Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
- Scripps Green Hospital
Mike Sedgwick knew something was wrong when he was bumped to the front of the line in the emergency room. His ankles were swollen, his head ached and his heart was racing. That night, after learning his kidneys were failing, he joined thousands of others across the country waiting for a kidney ...
- Friday, September 16th, 2011
LA JOLLA, Calif. – U.S. News & World Report has named 36 physicians from Scripps Health as “Top Doctors.” Of the top-ranked doctors at Scripps, U.S. News identified 19 physicians as being in the top one percent in the nation in their respective specialties. “We are proud of all of ...
Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation surgeons, Jonathan Fisher, MD, and Randolph Schaffer, MD, performed the first-ever organ procurement in San Diego from a non-heart beating donor last month. Most organs are obtained from cadaveric donors—individuals who have suffered brain ...
- Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
- Scripps Clinic