About UAB Medicine Transplant Services
UAB is consistently recognized as one of America’s top transplant centers, based on our history of innovation and achievement in organ transplantation. Patients travel to UAB from all over the world to avail themselves of the lifesaving skill, experience, and dedication exhibited by our internationally renowned transplant surgeons and physicians. Our patients benefit from the multidisciplinary collaboration among UAB specialists, who are recognized leaders in the treatment of end-stage organ failure and other conditions requiring transplantation.
Moreover, UAB’s transplant program is one of the busiest in the nation, performing more than 400 transplants each year. We also have the largest comprehensive program in the Southeast, performing 100 more transplants each year than any other program in the region. Our longstanding record of experience and excellence provides our patients with the highest level of expertise and superb chances of survival after surgery.
With the historic milestone of our program’s first organ transplant performed in 1968, UAB launched an inspiring journey of innovation and achievement that today has surpassed five decades. To date, more than 15,000 organ transplants have been performed at UAB, including heart, lung, combined heart/lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas procedures. Our compassionate, accomplished team of transplant surgeons and physicians provides life-giving hope to adult and pediatric patients alike.
If you believe you may be a candidate for organ transplant, your first step should be to discuss options with your physician. A physician referral is required to become a patient in the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute.
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