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.
Fifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.
Award given annually to top young professionals in Birmingham based on their contribution to their company, impact on the business world and role in their community.
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.
Physicians and staff spent three days and nights in-hospital during the recent winter storm to ensure success of a kidney transplant chain that stands at 13 and counting.