Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant

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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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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Micah Malone
August 24, 2022

UAB Nurse Receives New Liver and Kidney in Aftermath of COVID

“I started taking cough drops for a minor sore throat,” he says. “Then one day, when I was doing rounds before my shift, I became weak and had shortness of breath.”
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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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Stanley Wright
January 13, 2021

Patient Shares His Gratitude for New Hepatitis C+ Liver

Stanley Wright is carefully crafting an emotional letter to a grief-stricken family. He yearns to express his boundless gratitude for their ultimate gift: the liver that gave Wright a new lease on life. “I want the family to know that their loved one lives on,” he says.
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