Friday, May 27, 2016

Doris is Breathing Easier Thanks to You

Doris “Lipstick Girl” Diaz never left the house without a shiny coat of pink lip gloss. More than keeping up appearances, it was her way of coping with her health challenges. Her greatest wish? To...
Robert DicksThursday, April 9, 2015

We're No. 1 in Transplantation

In newly released 2015 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health is once again...
Robert DicksTuesday, October 14, 2014

Historic pediatric heart transplant

Wednesday, Oct. 8, represents a milestone in the history of pediatric heart transplantation. That’s because Lizzy Craze, 32, hasn’t needed replacement of the donor heart during the 30 years it’s been...
Theresa JohnstonFriday, November 1, 2013

A League of Their Own

Meet Karina Karina Barreto-Delgado was sitting in her high school English class on a typical Friday morning, taking a test, when the call came. For six months, the 15-year-old resident of Visalia,...
Megan AlpersFriday, November 1, 2013

Going the Distance: Clinic Prepares Team for a Lifetime of Good Health

Meet LaJay LaJay Phillips has a fan club at the Teen Liver Transplant Transitioning Clinic, and it’s easy to see why. Now 20 years old, LaJay is one of the clinic’s success stories and serves as an...
Ruth SchechterFriday, November 1, 2013

Passion, Dedication, Expertise

Meet Dr. Concepcion Waldo Concepcion, MD, FACS, is director of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and professor of surgery at Stanford School of Medicine. He...
Mark ShwartzSunday, September 1, 2013

Expanding the Realm of Possibility: 10 Breakthroughs in Pediatric Organ Transplantation Pioneered at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

1. Big Org ans for Little Kids “Because of the chronic shortage of organs for children, we’ve had to get creative,” says Carlos Esquivel, MD, PhD. He was one of the first surgeons to tailor a liver...
Mark ShwartzTuesday, May 1, 2012

Switch: Packard’s Pediatric Transplant Program Takes a Team Approach to Saving Lives

Jeremiah Kwakye of San Jose was just 15 months old when his parents brought him to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for a life-saving liver transplant. “I handed my son to the surgical team and...
Theresa JohnstonWednesday, May 11, 2011

Major League Effort: Cole, Lafayette

On a warm summer evening last year, 12-year-old Cole Combi of Lafayette took the mound at the Oakland Coliseum. The occasion was Donate Life Night with the A’s, and Cole—a two-time kidney transplant...