How to donate life and keep living

Joanna Rivera’s father’s, Eulalio Rivera, health was deteriorating quickly. His liver was cirrhotic. His condition was worsening. Joanna wanted to help. Approximately 1,650 people die every year waiting for a…

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A selfless act for a gravely ill child
4/26/18 103712 -- San Antonio, TX --- © Copyright 2018 Mark C. Greenberg for University Health System University Transplant Center Donate Life Press Conference. Alma Arellano, 1, and her aunt and living donor, Maria Casas; Jennifer Milton, executive director of University Transplant Center; Dr. Naim Alkhouri, head of the Pediatric Liver Disease Program at University Health System, associate professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio; Dr. Glenn Halff, director of University Transplant Center, professor of transplant surgery at UT Health San Antonio.

A selfless act for a gravely ill child

Six weeks after she was born, Alma Arellano of Brownsville was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious liver disorder in which the bile ducts aren’t working properly. Within days, she…

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A wish come true

You might remember when we introduced you to Matthew Parker, a 6-year-old who has suffered from kidney disease for most of his young life. The other interesting thing about Matthew?…

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Giving the gift of life

April is National Donate Life Month. At University Health System, we work daily to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation. This month, we’re doing even more…

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