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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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Dave Thouin's Quest to Find a Living Kidney Donor Pays Off

December 10, 2019

Dave Thouin’s Quest to Find a Living Kidney Donor Pays Off

By In the Loop In the Loop

Dave Thouin and his wife, Carol, worked hard to get the word out that Dave needed a kidney. Julie Mlinar saw one of the ads that eventually led her Mayo Clinic to see if she was a match.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Doctor and Patient Share Special Connection -- and Big Macs

November 21, 2019

Doctor and Patient Share Special Connection — and Big Macs

By In the Loop In the Loop

Medical problems led to more than a year of living on liquid nutrition through a tube for D’Ann Mitchell. After her recovery, her doctor made good on a promise to treat her to lunch.

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Tags: Dr. Geoffrey Thompson, Kidney transplant, liquid nutrition, paragangliomas, Scoliosis


News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

October 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Get Me to the Church on Time: Transplant Patient Surprises Daughter on Wedding Day

September 24, 2019

Get Me to the Church on Time: Transplant Patient Surprises Daughter on Wedding Day

By In the Loop In the Loop

Just three weeks after a combined liver and kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic in Florida, Chris Nutter was able to fly to New York to surprise his daughter and walk her down the aisle.

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Tags: Dr. Burcin Taner, Dr. Raj Satyanarayana, Dr. Shennen Mao, Jennifer Ayers, Kidney transplant, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Transplant Center


Heart Transplant Recipient Driven to Make a Difference, Now Needs Second Transplant

August 20, 2019

Heart Transplant Recipient Driven to Make a Difference, Now Needs Second Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop

Elizabeth Sammons received a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in 2015 and used her second chance at life to give back, crocheting hundreds of scarves for homeless Minnesotans.

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Tags: heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many

July 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian — A Gift of Life to Many

By In the Loop In the Loop

Edward Pompeian first came to Rochester, Minnesota, for care at Mayo Clinic. He never forgot his experience as a transplant patient, nor of the concerns shared with him by other patients about the financial and emotional strain of transplantation.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Thomas Schwab, Gabriel House of Care, Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, The Village at Mayo Clinic Transplant House


Son Wins Father's Day With Life-Saving Gift

June 25, 2019

Son Wins Father’s Day With Life-Saving Gift

By In the Loop In the Loop

Robert Sanden’s gift of a kidney from his son Ricky was a welcome surprise after more than a decade of living with polycystic kidney disease.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Polycystic Kidney Disease


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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


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