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With the historic milestone of our program’s first organ transplant performed in 1968, UAB launched an inspiring journey of innovation and achievement that today is approaching five decades.

From that first transplant, accomplished through the implementation of the new ECMO program for lung transplant candidates and ABO- and HLA-incompatible kidney transplantation (both landmark advances realized in 2013), UAB has developed a rich tradition in solid organ transplantation.

For more information on transplantation at UAB, see the 2024 Comprehensive Transplant Institute annual report.