UAB Hospital and Team Alabama will lead a fundraising walk Saturday, March 6 to raise money to send a large contingent of UAB’s organ-transplant recipients to the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games this summer in Wisconsin.
More than 50 participants went to the biennial transplant games in Pittsburgh in 2008 representing Team Alabama and UAB Hospital, one of the nation’s premier transplant centers. They won 39 medals.
Organ-transplant recipients, living organ donors and family of deceased organ donors will attend the games. The four-day athletic competition is open to anyone who has received a life-saving solid organ transplant — heart, liver, kidney, lung or pancreas. For more information, to join a walk team or to donate, visit teamalabama.wordpress.com or call 975-0588.