Kidney Transplant

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Military Family With Infant Daughter On Kidney Dialysis Receives Car Donation

A U.S. Navy sailor and his family Tuesday received a newly-refurbished vehicle to help with frequent hospital trips for his infant daughter.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2014

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Paying It Forward: Woman’s Donated Kidney Will Not Only Save Sister’s Life, But Dozens More

CBS2’s Lisa Sigell was there as two sisters on Tuesday rolled into surgery at UCLA Medical Center: one to save the life of a total stranger, the other to receive the gift of a new life through a program called a kidney chain.


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Sheriff Dispatcher Gives Life-Saving Transplant To Coworker, Fellow Mom

Two Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatchers are forever connected after a life-saving transplant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2014

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Local Homeless Advocate Receives Gift Of Life From His Wife For Valentine’s Day

A Southland advocate for the homeless is on the road to recovery after receiving the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift from his wife—a kidney.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2013

Gene "Bean" Baxter gave a co-worker one of his kidneys. (credit: CBS)

KROQ DJ Bean Gives A Kidney To A Co-Worker

The “Kevin and Bean” show on KROQ is known for humor.


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Music Takes OC Teen’s Mind Off His Kidneys To His Heart

Fourteen-year-old Gavyn Bailey is a rising star who’s taking his pain and channeling it into music.


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Lifeguard Saves His Friend’s Life With Gift Of A Kidney

Friends for 20 years have an even deeper bond now that one has given his pal the ultimate gift…the gift of life.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/15/2011

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His Mother’s Day Gift Saved Her Life

A mom and her son will be sharing more than cards and flowers this mother’s day; they’re sharing a kidney.


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Prison Guard Donates Kidney To Man He’s Never Met

Luis Hernandez awoke from surgery with one less kidney, but, knowing he helped save a man’s life, left him with a full heart. His organ helped save Gaston Benjamin’s life — a man Hernandez had never met.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2011

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USC Shuts Down Kidney Transplant Program

USC University Hospital shut down its kidney transplant program last month due to an unexplained “process error.”


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Lawyer Says His Illiterate Client Deserves More Than $1.7M After Getting Life-Threatening Wrong Prescription

The lawyer for a man who allegedly developed life-threatening conditions after he was given the wrong prescription at a Rite Aid in Inglewood says his client deserves more than $1.7 million.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/02/2011