Since its beginning in 1965, the UCLA Kidney Transplant program has transplanted over 8,000 kidneys and has given hope to countless patients with end-stage renal disease. The program also is a leader in pancreas transplants, and the two programs work closely together to improve the outcomes in a patient’s life.
At UCLA Kidney Transplant, outcomes for both adult kidney transplant and pediatric kidney transplant have been higher than the national average for almost 20 years in a row. UCLA Kidney Transplant offers a unique and cutting edge patient experience that involves a team approach, personalized medicine, one centralized facility and care for complex conditions.
Through UCLA’s combination of an academic campus and a hospital, breakthroughs and clinical trials happen at a much quicker rate, and its work has expanded knowledge in the field and quality of patient care.
How The Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation Is Engaged
The Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation has been a longtime supporter to the UCLA Foundation and various medical research causes. Most recently, the Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation provided support for the UCLA Kidney Transplant program. This grant will help to provide on-campus housing for UCLA’s postoperative kidney transplant patients, specifically those who travel long distances for care. With closer housing accommodations, patient postoperative care and recovery can be significantly improved.