Immune system cells and a drug used for treating rheumatoid arthritis will be studied in an effort to reduce inflammation in kidney transplants and improve long-term function.
Since December, 21 living donor kidney transplants that have taken place at UAB are connected as donors “pay it forward” for a recipient to keep the chain going, and more transplants are scheduled for July.
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Physicians and staff spent three days and nights in-hospital during the South’s recent winter storm to ensure success of a kidney transplant chain that stands at 13 and counting.
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UAB and the Alabama Organ Center honor police officer killed in the line of duty with floral portrait on Donate Life Rose Parade float.

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Eckhoff will hold an endowed chair in transplantation surgery.

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Greer Underwood, 9, became the first child in the U.S. to get an experimental heart device in March, keeping her alive for a Mother’s Day heart transplant.

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Less expensive alternative just as safe and effective as common, costly transplant drug.

Mom celebrates Mother’s Day knowing she gave teen son gift of life twice.

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