Organ and tissue transplant recipients will join with those who made their transplants possible to celebrate life at the annual UAB/Alabama Organ Center Celebration of Life Picnic 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the UAB Mini-Park on the corner of University Boulevard and 14th Street South.
Alabama Organ Center (AOC) and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Transplant Program physicians, nurses, coordinators and other staff will host several hundred anticipated attendees. The picnic will include a short program to recognize the recipients of transplants and their caregivers, photo sessions and a ceremony honoring those who have donated organs. A quilt-pinning ceremony for the Alabama Donor Family Quilt will take place during the donor-recognition ceremony.
April is National Donate Life Month to spotlight the need for more families to be aware of the critical, ongoing need for organ donation. To date, more than 10,000 organ transplants have been performed at UAB. For more information, contact the AOC at 205-971-9200.