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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 intheloop

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


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

By In the Loop intheloop

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


Sister Steps Up to Save Brother's Life

March 15, 2018

Sister Steps Up to Save Brother’s Life

By In the Loop intheloop

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


March 24, 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


January 2, 2014

The best gifts come in paired packages

By Elizabeth Harty, Sr Communications Specialist meharty

All young William Post wanted for Christmas was a new kidney for his sister, Anna, whose own 11-year-old kidneys weren’t up to their task anymore. Okay, maybe that wasn’t all he wanted, but it was top of the list according to a story that ran in the Rochester Post-Bulletin last week. While the rest of […]

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Tags: kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Mikel Prieto


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