Transplant Patient Success Stories

Meet Scripps transplant patients: Real people. New lives.

A husband and wife share a romantic on the beach after he successfully donated his kidney to save her life.

Meet Scripps transplant patients: Real people. New lives.

Read inspiring stories of the real patients who were given a second chance at life with their transplant — thanks to the real people who gave selflessly and generously as an organ donor for another in need. Under the expert care of Scripps’ world-class physicians, hope and kindness have the power to change lives every day. 

First Hero Walk

Hospital staff celebrate and high-five a patient  as part of the Scripps Hero Walk program that celebrates living transplant donors.

First Hero Walk

Staff and supporters lined the hallways to honor living kidney donor Hayley Gibbons at the first Hero Walk at Scripps Green Hospital.

True Love Triumphs

Annabelle and Robert Villarreal share a kiss on a San Diego beach following Annabelle's successful kidney transplant.

True Love Triumphs

A San Diego woman receives a lifesaving kidney transplant at Scripps from the love of her life.

Back in the Race

A liver transplant survivor shows off the marathon medals she's won after bouncing back from surgery.

Back in the Race

Marathon runner and liver transplant recipient Sue Rudolph is living proof that organ donation saves and changes lives.

Match Across the Miles

Two women share a moment after a successful kidney transplant where the donor match came from halfway across the country.

Match Across the Miles

When San Diego’s Jung Kim needed a kidney transplant to save her life, Bonny Perkins of Montana answered her prayers.