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Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

October 10th, 2017

Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

It had been 15 years since Tom Manuel had a heart transplant, but he never forgot the name of his transplant surgeon. The two of them recently had a chance to meet again.

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Tags: Dr. Si Pham, Heart attack, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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


March 17th, 2016

2nd Chance Salsa Celebrates a Second Chance at Life

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Diane Tovar thought she was healthy. But testing done as part of a routine exam revealed surprises in her bloodwork. “My platelet count was low and my liver enzymes were high,” says Diane, a sleep therapy educator at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. After an ultrasound and MRI, Diane would learn […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, Diane Tovar, Dr. Elizabeth Carey, Liver Disease, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Salsa


April 9th, 2015

All in a day’s work

By In the Loop intheloop

It began in the early afternoon of March 3 when the news was received that a liver was available for a patient who needed both a heart and a liver transplant. From there, it cascaded into the completion of five liver transplants within a span of 24 hours. Charles Rosen, M.D., a Mayo transplant surgeon, […]

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, LifeSource, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 29th, 2015

Courtney Kidd’s Long Road to a Normal Life

By In the Loop intheloop

If it’s true that “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” Courtney Kidd could give Wonder Woman a run for her money. There was the emergency surgery when she was born. And five other major heart surgeries. Surgery to implant a pacemaker. A hemorrhagic stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side of her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart transplant, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 2nd, 2014

Thankful to Be Here to Be Thankful

By In the Loop intheloop

Thanksgiving is a time for family, formidable feasts, and, of course, giving thanks. For news organizations, it’s a time to break out their best heartwarming stories to remind us all we have a lot to be thankful for. Medical miracles are big on that menu, as you might guess, and a family from Spirit Lake, […]

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Tags: Dr. Mounif El-Youssef, Liver cancer, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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