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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.
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.
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.
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.
UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.
A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donate Life Gospel Celebration will combine uplifting spiritual song and heartwarming testimonies by transplant recipients and donor families.
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.

Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
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.
UAB softball will take on rival Jacksonville State, and the Alabama Organ Center will help register those who wish to become organ donors.
Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
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.
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