LA JOLLA (CNS) - The existence of an intercontinental organ donation chain that wound its way to La Jolla will be revealed Friday, according to Scripps Health.
The chain started when an Oklahoma woman gave a kidney to a man in Greece, and it now includes a man and woman at Scripps Green Hospital. Among the 10 donors and recipients are Bernard Tatum, a San Diego man who received a kidney after his friend, Genene Wiebe of San Marcos, gave one to a woman in Ohio.
Donor chains are providing new opportunities for patients who can't match with relatives and friends and have to spend months or years on a waiting list for a match with a dead donor, according to Scripps officials.
Redefining the concept of paying forward, a donor chain can start with someone donating an organ on condition that the recipient locate a donor for another patient. Some donor chains require donor swaps to occur at the same time at the same hospital.
Authorities Wednesday released an artist's rendering of a man who attacked a 63-year-old pedestrian without provocation in Alpine two months ago, leaving her with a broken nose and numerous cuts, scrapes and bruises.
City crews Wednesday removed a plaque referencing Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederacy, from Horton Plaza Park in downtown San Diego.
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Former NFL quarterback and Washington State star Ryan Leaf is joining SiriusXM's for regular talk show appearances on the satellite radio's college sports channel.
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An Oceanside man cleaning his handgun in an upstairs apartment accidentally fired the weapon, sending a bullet into the apartment below and critically injuring a woman, police said Wednesday.
An Escondido father shot a man Wednesday morning who tried to break into the home where he, his wife and two teenage daughters were sleeping, authorities said.
Light rain may be in store for the morning commute Wednesday in San Diego as a deep marine layer along the coast continues to pull temperatures below average for this time of year.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."