April 8, 2016 | For Jeff Johnson, the decision to give his older brother, James, a kidney was a no-brainer. It was a decision the 48-year-old had made 31 years earlier when their father underwent a kidney transplant at UAMS with an organ donated by one of his brothers. Jeff Johnson (right) said he [...]
Kidney Transplant Clinic Our unmatched experience in kidney transplants in Arkansas dates back to 1964 when the state's first kidney transplant was performed at UAMS. Today we offer enhanced and comprehensive care as part of our Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Our team of caring and compassionate staff members includes transplant surgeons, nephrologists (kidney doctors), specially-trained [...]
Twenty-one-year-old Alissa Pitcher of Grand Rapids, Mich., was moved last spring by a Mena, Arkansas, mother’s plea on behalf of her son. The request for prayers came via e-mail from an old family friend, Tammy Hamelink, whose 23-year-old son, Kryn, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant.