Kidney transplant

Forty years ago, Pete Suby learned he needed a kidney transplant. His younger brother, Tim, was a perfect match. The brothers recently returned to Mayo[...]

By In the Loop • June 7, 2022

Gabriel Ryan wasn't supposed to live. The Goodhue, Minnesota, toddler was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease before birth. The disorder is usually fatal. But young[...]

By In the Loop • February 17, 2022

Transplant medicine got a hold on Brian Hardaway, M.D., early, through his own experience and observing others who received that gift. As a physician, organ[...]

By In the Loop • January 19, 2022

In the 1990s, Bethany Krom and Karen Nick both worked at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. When Bethany moved to Minnesota, the two kept in touch[...]

By In the Loop • January 10, 2022

Jake Bieze’s girlfriend walked beside him as he made the decision to donate a kidney to his father. Before leaving Mayo Clinic after the surgery,[...]

By In the Loop • January 6, 2022

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[...]

By In the Loop • March 5, 2020

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[...]

By In the Loop • March 3, 2020

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.

By In the Loop • December 10, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • November 21, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • October 1, 2019