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May 31, 2018

Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Heather Bird had planned to become a teacher. Instead, this summer she’ll start her career as a nurse at Mayo Clinic, where she had a lifesaving liver transplant and was inspired by her care.    

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Tags: cirrhosis, Heather Bird, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing, porphyria


March 17, 2016

2nd Chance Salsa Celebrates a Second Chance at Life

By Hoyt Finnamore 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


May 1, 2014

Celebrating a different kind of birthday

By Mystery User

In April, Sally Jacobson of Grand Forks, N.D., celebrated a very special birthday … for her liver. The Grand Forks Herald reports that Jacobson’s liver turned 90 on April 23, even though she herself is only 69. It was an interesting take on a birthday that wouldn’t have been possible had Jacobson not received a life-saving […]

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Tags: Altru Health System, chronic autoimmune hepatitis disease, cirrhosis, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Care Network, sudden infant death syndrome, transplantation


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