UCSF Heart and Lung Transplant Reunion

August 03, 2006
News Office: Vanessa deGier (415) 502-6397

UCSF Heart and Lung Transplant Reunion

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) 502-6397.

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.

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