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'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

By In the Loop intheloop

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


Final Four Winners Will Include Kidney Donor Ericka Downey

April 4, 2019

Final Four Winners Will Include Kidney Donor Ericka Downey

By In the Loop intheloop

Kidney donor Ericka Downey will take home a well-deserved award this basketball weekend in Minneapolis for her role in saving coach Billy Gillispie’s life.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Beyond 'In Sickness and Health,' Woman Donates Kidney to Ex-Husband

January 15, 2019

Beyond ‘In Sickness and Health,’ Woman Donates Kidney to Ex-Husband

By In the Loop intheloop

Although Bill Henrichs and Mary Ziegler divorced more than two decades ago, they’ve remained friends. So when Bill needed a kidney and Mary was a match, she didn’t think twice.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant


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

January 8, 2019

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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


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


All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

November 13, 2018

All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

By In the Loop intheloop

  Jon Prebeck got a sobering look at his mother-in-law’s life with kidney disease when she came to stay with Jon and his wife. That’s when he decided to see if he could help.

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


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


Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney

September 20, 2018

Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney

By In the Loop intheloop

As a photojournalist, Chad Corey spends much of his time telling others’ stories. He recently shared his own personal story as a patient in need of a lifesaving kidney. 

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Tags: Dr. Patrick Dean, Kidney transplant


Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo

August 2, 2018

Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo

By In the Loop intheloop

Stefani Pentiuk Thompson and Alyssa Sandeen have been Mayo patients since childhood, each needing a heart transplant and then a kidney transplant. Until this summer, their paths had never crossed.

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Joseph Dearani, heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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

By In the Loop intheloop

“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


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