Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

Drew Ferguson
June 20, 2024

UAB transplant patient Drew Ferguson reflects on a life in sports medicine

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. He has witnessed and been part of many care and safety advances for athletes, but he’s also benefitted personally from the progress of medical science. He’s received two kidney transplants at the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute that, in his words, have been a major part of his good fortune in life.
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Amanda and Adam Chapman hugging
June 10, 2024

Amanda and Adam Chapman: a love story with a twist

Amanda knew that Adam had Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the body to make antibodies that attack the lungs and kidneys. “When I turned 18, Adam got really sick and was in and out of the hospital a lot,” Amanda recalled. “Ultimately, we were told that he needed a kidney transplant.”
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Ashley Nichols standing in front of the University Hospital sign for the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Clinic
May 27, 2024

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

Ashley Nichols, 32, shares her journey from managing her type 1 diabetes to navigating her rare kidney-pancreas transplant with the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute care team.
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Headshot of Cliff Booth
May 10, 2024

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

Clifton Booth had long considered becoming a living kidney donor, but he wasn’t sure it was the right course of action for him. Then, in fall 2017, he encountered an acquaintance who had been a donor and encouraged Booth to consider it.
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Tabitha Derryberry
April 29, 2024

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

Tabitha Derryberry, 49, is no stranger to chronic medical conditions. She has lupus, an inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks joints, organs, and the skin. And when she was 35, Derryberry learned that her kidneys were failing due to having Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the body’s cells.
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Frank Reeves
March 4, 2024

Recipient Frank Reeves now serves as an ambassador for kidney transplantation

Frank Reeves says he has two birthdays. The first was the day he was born 62 years ago, and the second was May 12, 1998 – the day he received his kidney transplant. Reeves’ difficult path to that second birthday began when he was 35 and serving as a police officer in Dothan, Ala.
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Transplant Games Birmingham 2024 logo
December 4, 2023

UAB Medicine named the presenting medical partner of the 2024 Transplant Games of America

UAB Medicine, home to Alabama’s leading transplant program, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Transplant Institute, has been named the presenting medical partner of the Transplant Games of America when the biennial event comes to Birmingham in July 2024. Additionally, UAB’s Sports and Exercise Medicine team will be providing medical coverage for all athletes at the games.
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Doctors and nurses conversing in a hallway
November 2, 2022

Kidney Transplant Patient Education

Thank you for your interest in the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute. We are committed to providing excellent care and we look forward to helping you through your transplant journey. We’ve created this series of videos that we hope you will share with your family and friends. We hope you get all your questions answered by […]
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Carol Glover
September 26, 2022

Older Patient Receives New Kidney and Pancreas, Thanks to Expanded Criteria

Carol Glover retired in 2017 after working 32 years for University of Alabama Athletics, and she was looking forward to her upcoming wedding and traveling the world with her new husband. Glover couldn’t have foreseen that her journey would lead to her becoming the oldest kidney-pancreas transplant patient at the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI).
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May 19, 2022

TxAccess Referral Portal

The UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute’s TxAccess online portal connects the CTI with 500 dialysis centers and nephrology practices throughout the Southeast. The portal makes it easier for these practices to refer patients for kidney or pancreas transplant, transmit patient information without using a fax machine or other cumbersome methods, and keep tabs on patients during the transplant journey. The TxAccess portal was previously called TxConnect.
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Family photo of Kacy and Daniel Tucker with their two daughters
May 6, 2022

UAB Medicine Employee Couple Juggle Premature Birth, Organ Transplant

UAB Medicine clinicians take pride in the excellent care they provide for patients and families. In 2020, employees Kacy and Daniel Tucker got an up-close view of that care – this time from the patient side. An organ transplant surgery and the premature birth of their child at the same time are not what the Tuckers would have planned, but the family now reports good outcomes for both experiences.
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Nurses and doctors in green scrubs performing transplant operation
March 28, 2022

UAB Hospital Reaches Milestone With 16,000 Organ Transplants

Surgeons with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine reached an institutional milestone in February, surpassing 16,000 total organ transplants performed since its first almost 54 years ago.
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