UAB launches paired exchange and incompatible kidney transplant program

transplant sizedUAB is one of three locations in the nation — and the only one in the Southeast — able to offer paired exchange and incompatible kidney transplants as a single center. 

“We knew we needed this program because of the real need for kidney transplants in the state of Alabama; our waiting list is enormous," said Bob Gaston, M.D., the Robert G. Luke, M.D., Endowed Chair in Transplant Nephrology. "Plus, we have people from Mississippi, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee coming to us for transplantation. 

"I have long referred to UAB as the Transplant Center of the South, and our capabilities have increased immensely due to the hard work and dedication of many of our researchers and physicians,” Gaston said.

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