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May 4th, 2017

Back to Being a Kid Again After Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

In 2015, in the midst of her fight against Henoch-Schonlein purpura, then-10-year-old BilliJo Bowman was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Instead of wishing for something that would provide a respite from her battle against a condition that causes “inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels in your skin, joints, intestines and kidneys,” […]

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


May 2nd, 2017

Back on the Field and Winning at Game of Life

By In the Loop intheloop

By the time he’d celebrated his 18th birthday, Logan Carmick had been through the medical wringer. Born with renal hypoplasia, he had his first kidney transplant when he was just 4 years old. Logan’s father, Steve, was his donor, The Arizona Republic reports. “It was just a fluke,” Steve tells the paper. “A blockage in […]

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Tags: Dr. Romanita Nica, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Renal hypoplasia


April 13th, 2017

Transplant Patient, Humanitarian Dedicates Donated Home to Care Team

By In the Loop intheloop

In the mountains of Guatemala, in a small Mayan village called Xepatan, is a house. A newly constructed house that sits in stark contrast to the cane and dirt floor homes found throughout the rest of this farming town. This house was built by volunteers from Constru Casa — a nonprofit organization that works to […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant


January 5th, 2017

Daughter Helps Brighten the Holidays for Mother by Giving Her a Kidney

By In the Loop intheloop

We don’t want to be presumptuous, but we’d guess 2016’s award for “Best Christmas Gift Given to a Mother” (if there were such a thing) would go to Cathy Carchedi of North Branch, Minnesota. That’s because just before this past holiday season kicked into full swing, Cathy offered to give her mom, Dease Charais, the […]

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Lupus


November 29th, 2016

A Gift of Life From One Friend to Another

By In the Loop intheloop

They say a friend in need is a friend indeed. And late last year, Lori Allan put that proverb to the test. During a longstanding weekend coffee klatch with close friend Becca Spurr, Lori divulged something she’d long known was a possibility: Her kidneys were failing and she was in need of a transplant.

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant


July 28th, 2016

‘If I Could Do It Again, I Would:’ Mayo Nurse Donates Kidney, Gains New Friend

By In the Loop intheloop

When Kate Burris sat down to watch an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” last November, the last thing she expected was a life-changing epiphany. But that’s exactly what happened. “It’s kind of a funny story, actually,” she tells us. “Some random character on the show said, ‘I’m going to donate my kidney,’ and that made me […]

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Tags: Kate Burris, Kidney transplant


July 7th, 2016

Good Samaritan Donor Kicks Off a Kidney Donation ‘Chain Reaction’

By In the Loop intheloop

Jennifer Tamol is part of a trend. A trend Martin Mai, M.D., a nephrologist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus and chair of Mayo’s Division of Transplant Medicine, would very much like to see grow. Four years ago, Jennifer decided she wanted to donate one of her kidneys. What makes her decision so unique, the Florida-Times […]

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Tags: Dr. Martin Mai, Kidney transplant


May 31st, 2016

Transplant Nurse, Sherpa — Patient Pens Essay Honoring Her ‘Mountain Guide’

By In the Loop intheloop

Jolinda Conzemius has known for years that at some point, she’d need a kidney transplant. “I’ve known this was my fate since I was about 12 years old,” she told WCCO-TV’s “Life to the Max TV” back in 2014. That’s because Jolinda inherited a genetic kidney disorder that has been in her family for generations. […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Lynette Fix


March 24th, 2016

A Family Tradition: Sisters Donate Kidneys to Uncles Exactly 8 Years Apart

By In the Loop intheloop

Greg McFarlane and his brother, Wain, have always shared a special bond. Together with their brothers Julian and Micah, the siblings founded the reggae band Ipso Facto in the early 1980s in Minneapolis, and have spent most of their lives making music together. “We eat, sleep and play together,” says Greg. “He’s my friend, my […]

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Tags: kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 14th, 2016

Kidney Donation Leads to New Career at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

Until May 5, 2015, Gena Perreault’s only connection to Jeff Bruning was that he sold her husband paint at the local hardware store. That relationship changed dramatically, however, when Perreault donated a kidney to Bruning this past spring, Arizona’s Fountain Hills Times reports. The procedure, performed at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, saved Bruning’s life. The […]

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Tags: Gena Perreault, Kidney transplant


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