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October 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

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A newspaper story about 12-year-old Ashton Hanson and his need for a kidney caught the eye of Jan Germundson, who then stepped in to give Ashton the gift of life.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


'I Have to Try:' Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need

May 23, 2019

‘I Have to Try:’ Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need

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Chris Douglas learned via Twitter one evening that long-time acquaintance Chad Corey needed a kidney transplant. The next day, Chris began taking steps that would ultimately change Chad’s life.

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Tags: Chris Douglas, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Patrick Dean, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


'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


Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

January 8, 2019

Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

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Christmas came early for Kevin O’Connor, who has lived with polycystic kidney disease his entire life. He received a kidney from his sister on Christmas Eve.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease


Paired Kidney Exchange Gives Mayo Staffer New Appreciation for Her Work

October 2, 2018

Paired Kidney Exchange Gives Mayo Staffer New Appreciation for Her Work

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Surgical assistant Linda Altermatt was used to being in the operating room, but being the patient was another experience entirely. It’s an experience she says will guide her work in the future.

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Paired Kidney Donation Program


Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World's Largest Kidneys

July 17, 2018

Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World’s Largest Kidneys

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“Owner of the world’s largest kidneys” was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. And today, thanks to a living donor and Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons, he no longer does.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease


Sister Steps Up to Save Brother's Life

March 15, 2018

Sister Steps Up to Save Brother’s Life

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A baseball accident is what landed Jake Knutson in the emergency department. But then doctors discovered something else: Jake’s kidneys were failing, and he would need a transplant to survive.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Patrick Dean, kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Saying Goodbye to Gene's 'Big Dumb Kidneys'

August 10, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Gene’s ‘Big Dumb Kidneys’

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Gene Okun has kidney disease, which is obviously no laughing matter. His journey to finding a living donor, however, is something he’s been able to find humor in for the benefit of others.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Vicente Torres, Kidney transplant, Polycystic Kidney Disease


April 13, 2017

Transplant Patient, Humanitarian Dedicates Donated Home to Care Team

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


May 31, 2016

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

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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


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