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.
Published in Student Experience
Several area choirs, performers, and testimonies by transplant recipients and donor families will highlight this year’s event.
Published in Service to Community
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.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Joey Gase, whose mom was an organ and tissue donor upon death, will promote organ donation along with Sparks Energy for the Sparks Energy 300 on May 6.
Published in Service to Community
The Alabama Organ Center will co-host the event and help those who attend learn more about organ donation, as well as register anyone interested in becoming a donor upon death.
Published in Service to Community
UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.
Published in Service to Community
A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
Published in Service to Community
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.
Published in Service to Community
Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
Published in Service to Community
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.
Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB Hospital was honored with a Gift of Life award for educational efforts provided to patients, families and the community and for donor family recognition by the AOC.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Donate Life Gospel Celebration will combine uplifting spiritual song and heartwarming testimonies by transplant recipients and donor families.
Published in Service to Community
UAB’s program for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, has won a Gold Level Award for Excellence.
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.

Published in Faculty Excellence
Alabama landmarks will change their colors to bring awareness to the need for Alabama’s residents to register to be organ donors.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
Published in Faculty Excellence
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.
Published in Service to Community
UAB softball will take on rival Jacksonville State, and the Alabama Organ Center will help register those who wish to become organ donors.
Published in Service to Community
Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
Published in Service to Community
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.
Published in Faculty Excellence
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