UAB employees spearheaded an effort that led to the university’s adopting the paid leave benefits policy earlier this year — and then they carried their initiative to the state level.
Surgeon Mark Deierhoi has performed more than 2,200 kidney transplants in his career and trained hundreds of students who say his patience as a teacher has had a tremendous impact.
With her 2-year-old granddaughter’s life in peril, 62-year-old Carol Graydon came to UAB to be tested as a living kidney donor — and was a perfect match.
A record year for deceased organ donors included more than doubling the number of lungs donated at UAB.
UAB surgeons performed a record 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide. 
A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans and a new Facebook app aim to increase access to living kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients awaiting transplant.
The addition of an on-site organ donor recovery center will increase the number of suitable organs available for transplant, maximizing donor organ and tissue gifts.
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