Fernando Padilla had to have an oxygen tank at his side everywhere he went. He has pulmonary fibrosis, which turn lungs into cardboard and makes assisted breathing a fact of life.
Still, at least he had that -- life. But the 57-year-old lifelong carpenter, who actually worked on construction at Ron ... More >>
Medical marijuana advocates are getting behind the plight of a cancer patient who says he has been kicked off a liver transplant list at Cedars Sinai Medical Center because he smokes medical marijuana.
The California-based group Americans for Safe Access has sent a letter to the Beverly Hill ... More >>
Brought together by softball and heart transplantsPhoto courtesy of Cedars-Sinai
Talk about a game with heart. Once a year, a bunch of cardiac transplant patients and the Cedars-Sinai doctors who saved their lives get together to play a friendly game of softball. The patients usually win. The ... More >>
Decide -- or else.Kind of a freaky new requirement for those conspiracy theorists who think emergency responders are less likely to save them from a fiery car crash if they're a declared organ donor:
NBC LA reports that the California DMV's driver's-license application was revised on July 1 ... More >>
Childrens Hospital Los AngelesSuper cute.A 5-week old Southern California girl is battling to stay alive as a result of a rare lung disease.
On Monday Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the girl's parents made an appeal for a lung donor who would likely save Katelyn Policastro's life. If it ... More >>
We've given Steve Job's company thousands for Apple products: Does he really need our kidney?As if he doesn't have enough in life -- Apple, lots of money, unlimited iPhones -- Steve Jobs wants your kidney. Actually, he doesn't need your kidney. But as a transplant recipient (he got a new live ... More >>