UAB Medicine News


Save the Date: Celebrate a Half-Century of Transplants at UAB

May 8th marks the 50th anniversary of the very first transplant in the state of Alabama, a living donor kidney transplant performed by Dr. Arnold Diethelm.  We will commemorate that historic day with a special celebration. The event will take place on the first floor of the north pavilion atrium at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Information about becoming a living donor, providing financial gifts to support transplantation at UAB and more will be available at the event. Additionally, several special guests will be in attendance, including the family and living donor of our first recipient, as well as Dr. Diethelm.  We hope you will join us for this special celebration!