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Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation

March 5, 2020

Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation

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Many countries outside the U.S. don’t allow organ recipients and donor families to meet, but a Mayo patient’s trip to South Korea may help change that country’s views on such meetings.

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Tags: Bev Hansen, dialysis, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Pancreas transplant, Type 1 diabetes


Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

March 3, 2020

Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

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Abby Rossow was just 21 when she learned she would need a kidney transplant. A friend was willing to donate but wasn’t a perfect match for Abby, so the two were placed on Mayo’s paired donation list.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Andrew Bentall, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Paired Kidney Donation Program


Desperate No More: Jimmy Farhat's Pleas for Kidney End at Mayo Clinic

June 6, 2019

Desperate No More: Jimmy Farhat’s Pleas for Kidney End at Mayo Clinic

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Jimmy Farhat has spent three years on the kidney transplant list, sharing his story with anyone who would listen. That wait will come to an end soon, thanks to an anonymous donor.

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Tags: dialysis, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Polycystic Kidney Disease


'I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:' Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

April 23, 2019

‘I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:’ Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

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As a new retiree, Carroll Sharp took patients to and from kidney dialysis and saw how their condition affected them. So when he learned about being a living kidney donor, he stepped up in a big way.

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Tags: diabetes, dialysis, Dr. Carrie Schinstock, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Gift of Life Transplant House, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Nephrology


Blanket Drive is About More Than Keeping Patients Warm

December 20, 2018

Blanket Drive is About More Than Keeping Patients Warm

By In the Loop In the Loop

Seth Bayles set out to collect 100 blankets to give to patients going through dialysis. But when the word spread, donations started rolling in, and Seth and his family were able to donate nearly 500 blankets.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Phil Fischer, kidney disease, kidney donation, Kidney transplant


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