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.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.