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TEDxBirmingham inspires man to donate kidney, become part of UAB Kidney Chain
See Ann and Tess's transplant story.
Ann Rayburn and Tess Bourge have been friends for years. Rayburn says Bourge was the first person she met when she moved to Birmingham. So when Bourge’s health started to deteriorate before her 60th birthday, she knew she’d need her friend’s support to get through it. What she didn’t realize was that Rayburn would be there for much more than just emotional support; Rayburn gave her a second chance at life.
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Zaidan's Story: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome/Heart Transplant
Carol Graydon: Kidney Transplant Donor
Jan Jones: Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Recipient
Divyank Saini/Kidney Transplant Donor
Bob Boyer suffered a major heart attack in August 2011 from which his heart never recovered. That damage meant his heart was slowly failing. Without a heart transplant, Boyer's heart failure would eventually kill him. Watch Boyer's inspiring story of receiving news of a donor heart within hours of going on the transplant list and the doctors at UAB who performed the surgery that saved his life.
UAB makes history, saving the life of 9 year old heart failure patient, Greer Underwood, using a mechanical heart pump.
Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device
UAB makes history, saving the life of 9 year old heart failure patient, Greer Underwood, using a mechanical heart pump. This was the first time this type of support device was used in a pediatric patient. Greer is now thriving following a successful transplant.
Jan Duke is on a mission to help inspire other transplant patients, following her own life saving liver transplant at UAB.
Jan Duke got the call of a lifetime when word came that the liver needed to save her life was available. A few hours later, a dedicated team of transplant experts at UAB Hospital began the successful surgery to save Duke's life. Watch her story and hear from the man who led the transplant team, Dr. Derek Dubay.
Debbie Shearer's donation of a single kidney at UAB meant life for many others awaiting a transplant.
UAB Living Organ Donor Program
Debbie Shearer's donation of a single kidney in honor of her late son, George, meant life for many others awaiting a transplant. Living donors are carefully screened and only the healthiest donors are allowed to donate an organ. Watch this inspiring story to learn more about UAB's living donor program.