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With news about UAB’s first peer-reviewed, published transplant of genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human individual, there are many questions about what this means for the future of transplant and how this will save countless lives moving forward.
UAB physicians are working on the next steps to begin compassionate or emergency use of the pig kidneys in living humans. Two major approvals will be required.
In the study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, UAB researchers tested the first human preclinical model for transplanting genetically modified pig kidneys into humans.
Jim Parsons’ legacy paves the way for thousands to potentially receive lifesaving organs through UAB’s xenotransplantation program.
From its incompatible kidney transplant program to deceased donor programs, to xenotransplantation, UAB continues to seek ways to help patients who face end-stage renal disease.
Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
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After waiting more than two years, Colin Tucker received a new heart thanks to UAB’s new organ transplant program that uses hepatitis C-positive organs. 

Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, is director of the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute and Division of Transplantation. In all, Locke’s three R01 grants have totaled more than $10.5 million.
Diethelm was chair of the UAB Department of Surgery, and built the UAB transplant program.
New evidence for sex disparity in liver transplants suggests a change may be needed in how livers are allocated.
The award honors organizations whose recent innovations result in increased productivity and quality within the organization.
Founded in 2017, the navigator program works with both recipients and donors to identify needs and guide each through the process to transplantation and post-transplant.
The city of Birmingham joins UAB and the state of Alabama by providing paid leave for living organ donors.
Through various programs and initiatives throughout the state, Legacy of Hope educates people about the importance of organ and tissue donation.
The Comprehensive Transplant Institute is a product of the culture of excellence that permeates transplantation at UAB, promoting state-of-the-art care and research across all organ systems.
UAB employees who are living donors for solid organ or bone-marrow transplants may qualify for as many as four weeks paid leave, effective March 1.
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