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Celebrating Life

A crowd of about 300 living donors, transplant recipients, doctors and staff turned out at UCSD on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the county’s first kidney transplant at the Center for Transplantation at UCSD Medical Center. Among those at the event at the UCSD Faculty Club were Nancy Martinez who was a living donor to her father, Audencio Martinez.

‘Mikki Transplant’ Masteller, a transplant coordinator at the UCSD Medical Center’s Center for Transplantation, chats with organ recipient Tod Lewis. She’s worked at the center since 1968.

Photos courtesy UCSD