35 years ago, a 5-year-old boy received a life-changing operation

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aldrete insideThirty-five years ago, Joaquin Aldrete, M.D., led the team that performed the first liver transplant at University Hospital. The patient was a 5-year-old boy from Alabama.

In May of this past year, UAB’s Comprehensive Transplant Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary and a record of more than 14,000 organ transplants. Continue the celebration with UAB’s 50th anniversary this year — check out the #UAB50 website to see timelines, hear memories and learn how you can take part.