The late Dr. Paul Terasaki, professor emeritus of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a pioneer of organ transplantation, leaves behind an incredible legacy. He developed the international standard method for tissue typing to assess the compatibility of organ donors and recipients. It has been used for all kidney, heart, liver, pancreas, lung, and bone marrow transplants for the past 40 years. In this video, Dr. Terasaki accepts UKRO’s Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2012 benefit dinner and discusses the importance of further research to fight kidney disease.