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Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

April 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

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Caren Shank was her late husband Steve’s caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues.

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Tags: Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, Gift of Life Transplant House, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Kari Koens, LifeSource, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, National Donate Life Month, Saint Marys Campus, Steve Shank, Tim Rasmusson


'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


Ahead of 20th Wedding Anniversary, Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life

May 17, 2018

Ahead of 20th Wedding Anniversary, Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life

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Michelle Young recently lived up to the phrase “in sickness and in health” in a big way after she donated one of her kidneys to her husband. 

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Transplant Center


'Selfless' Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

April 12, 2018

‘Selfless’ Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

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When doctors told Ed Nelson he needed a new liver and kidney, he initially didn’t believe he deserved both transplants. His family and his care team at Mayo Clinic convinced him otherwise.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Gift of Life Transplant House, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


May 4, 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


November 29, 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


February 11, 2014

Beard-scaping for the good of the cause

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There’s an old saying: Never mess with a man’s beard unless it’s for a really good cause. Okay, so maybe that’s just something a couple of us of us (you can guess which ones) came up with. Nevertheless, for Adam Miller, a clinical assistant in Transplant Services at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, that credo was […]

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Tags: Adam Miller, Gift of Life Transplant House


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