All-female team performs 5000th life-saving organ transplant on teen at University Health Transplant Center
SAN ANTONIO – University Health Transplant Center is celebrating a remarkable milestone in its 50-year history with its first all-female transplant team. “It’s a great celebration of our accomplishments,” said Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, one of the surgeons who led the all-women team. All-female transplant team at University Health (University Health)Hayes Atkins, a 14-year-old from Austin, was the 5000th patient to receive a life-saving organ transplant at the University Health Transplant Center. The teen received a kidney from his mother, Sara Atkins, who says she did what any mother would do for the sake of her son’s health. She said she was comforted knowing her son was in good hands during his surgery with an all-female transplant team.