UCSF Children's Hospital to Honor Transplant Patients at Picnic

July 29, 2008
News Office: Kate Schoen (415) 502-6397

WHAT:

UCSF Children's Hospital will celebrate children and their families at the 13th annual Pediatric Transplant Picnic. Attending will be children from infants to teens have had kidney, liver or intestinal transplants, children who are awaiting transplants, their families and their organ donors. The theme of this year's picnic is "Under the Sea," featuring a costume contest, music, dancing, face painting, kayaking and pinatas. Some 250 attendees from the Bay Area and throughout the country are expected to attend.

WHEN:

Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:

McNear's Beach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael, CA. From Highway 101, take the Central San Rafael exit and go east on Second Street (which becomes San Pedro Road) to Cantera Way.

WHO:

Pediatric liver, kidney and intestinal transplant patients and their families, organ donors, physicians, nurses, social workers, child life specialists and research coordinators.

DETAILS:

Pediatric liver and kidney transplant services at UCSF Children's Hospital are among the oldest children's transplant services in the United States. Children have received transplanted kidneys at UCSF since 1964 and transplanted livers since 1989. UCSF pediatric specialists and transplant surgeons offer leading edge therapies and care for children with failing organs throughout their lives.

ABOUT UCSF:

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. For further information, please visit

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