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October 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

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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


'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

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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

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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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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


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