At the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute, patients are at the center of everything we do.

Birmingham will host the 2024 Transplant Games of America in July, and UAB Medicine will help sponsor the event by serving as its presenting medical partner.

At the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute, patients are at the center of everything we do, and we are proud to celebrate their lives and spirit of giving back. Linked below are stories about the inspiring courage of transplant recipients and the selfless gifts of life from living organ donors.

 
Drew Ferguson
Drew Ferguson

Drew Ferguson, whose distinguished career in sports medicine at UAB and Children’s of Alabama spans over 40 years, understands the pursuit of excellence in health care.

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Lucy Emonina and Ovuke’ McCoy
Lucy Emonina and Ovuke’ McCoy

Lucy Emonina and her daughter, Ovuke’ McCoy, share an understanding that organ transplantation offers a second chance at life.

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Frank Reeves
Frank Reeves

Recipient Frank Reeves now serves as an ambassador for kidney transplantation

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Wanda Tunnell
Wanda Tunnell

Wanda Tunnell pays it forward by supporting other lung transplant patients

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DeAnthonis Kelly
DeAnthonis Kelly

For DeAnthonis Kelly, it was a long and winding road to a heart-lung transplant

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Clifton Booth
Clifton Booth

Living kidney donor Clifton Booth sheds light on his gift of life

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Ashley Nichols
Ashley Nichols

Ashley Nichols has a heart of gratitude for her rare kidney-pancreas transplant

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Mary Beth Helms Templin
Mary Beth Helms Templin

Nearly 20 years since a double lung transplant, patient is beating the odds

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Damion Jones
Damion Jones

The beat goes on for heart transplant recipient Damion Jones

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Amanda and Adam Chapman
Amanda and Adam Chapman

Amanda and Adam Chapman: a love story with a twist

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Tabitha Derryberry
Tabitha Derryberry

Liver-kidney transplant helped Tabitha Derryberry overcome years of medical issues

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