Our Ambassadors are our heroes

The Alabama Organ Center was honored to host the first Ambassador Appreciation Luncheon held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Volunteers from throughout the area enjoyed lunch and guest speaker Jan Jones, who is also a double organ recipient.

In addition, the AOC presented Stan Smith the 2018 Nancy Smith Ambassador of the Year Award for his commitment and service to the organization. This award was named in honor of Stan’s wife, Nancy Smith, and will be presented annually. Nancy received a heart/double lung transplant in 1989 and a kidney transplant in 1999, becoming UAB’s first four organ transplant recipient. She was also a member of Team Alabama and participated in four U.S. Transplant Games. Always giving of herself, Nancy felt called to counsel numerous patients waiting for transplants and continuously helped the AOC spread its mission.

The Alabama Organ Center cannot fully thank our volunteers enough for all they do to advance the mission of organ, eye and tissue donation. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the AOC, please visit: http://www.alabamaorgancenter.org/index.php/getting-involved/aoc-ambassadors/