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September 20, 2018

Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney

By In the Loop 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


August 2, 2018

Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo

By In the Loop 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


July 17, 2018

Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World’s Largest Kidneys

By In the Loop 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


May 17, 2018

Ahead of 20th Wedding Anniversary, Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Michelle Young recently lived up to the phrase “in sickness and in health” in a big way after she donated one of her kidneys to her husband. 

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Transplant Center


May 3, 2018

News Story Prompts Woman to Donate Kidney to Basketball Coach Billy Gillispie

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Ericka Downey saw a tweet about college basketball coach Billy Gillispie needing a kidney transplant, she was determined to find him a donor. She didn’t have to go far.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, renal failure


March 15, 2018

Sister Steps Up to Save Brother’s Life

By In the Loop 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


February 20, 2018

Co-Worker’s Death Inspires Woman to Save Another

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

After Christine Graf was unable to save a co-worker who suffered a heart attack, she was determined to help others. So she donated a kidney to a stranger, starting a living-donor organ transplant chain.

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


August 10, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Gene’s ‘Big Dumb Kidneys’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Gene Okun has kidney disease, which is obviously no laughing matter. His journey to finding a living donor, however, is something he’s been able to find humor in for the benefit of others.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Vicente Torres, Kidney transplant, Polycystic Kidney Disease


May 4, 2017

Back to Being a Kid Again After Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In 2015, in the midst of her fight against Henoch-Schonlein purpura, then-10-year-old BilliJo Bowman was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Instead of wishing for something that would provide a respite from her battle against a condition that causes “inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels in your skin, joints, intestines and kidneys,” […]

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


May 2, 2017

Back on the Field and Winning at Game of Life

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

By the time he’d celebrated his 18th birthday, Logan Carmick had been through the medical wringer. Born with renal hypoplasia, he had his first kidney transplant when he was just 4 years old. Logan’s father, Steve, was his donor, The Arizona Republic reports. “It was just a fluke,” Steve tells the paper. “A blockage in […]

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Tags: Dr. Romanita Nica, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Renal hypoplasia


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