In the Loop

News and views from across Mayo Clinic

Items Tagged ‘liver transplant’

Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

April 9, 2019

Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

By In the Loop intheloop

Before her transplant 30 years ago, MaryEllen Lannon was cautiously optimistic: there were so many unknowns at the time, yet she knew her Mayo care team would do everything they could to save her life.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Dr. Russell Wiesner, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

November 8, 2018

Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

Scott St. Michel was in need of a liver transplant, but extra weight and the severity of his situation kept him off of the wait list — until surgeon Julie Heimbach, M.D., offered another option.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sleeve gastrectomy


Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

May 31, 2018

Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

By In the Loop intheloop

Heather Bird had planned to become a teacher. Instead, this summer she’ll start her career as a nurse at Mayo Clinic, where she had a lifesaving liver transplant and was inspired by her care.    

View full entry

Tags: cirrhosis, Heather Bird, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing, porphyria


'Selfless' Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

April 12, 2018

‘Selfless’ Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

When doctors told Ed Nelson he needed a new liver and kidney, he initially didn’t believe he deserved both transplants. His family and his care team at Mayo Clinic convinced him otherwise.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Gift of Life Transplant House, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

February 8, 2018

Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

By In the Loop intheloop

Logan Luft was just 15 when he died in an ATV accident. His family donated his organs, and by chance (with a little help from social media) they were able to meet one of the grateful recipients.

View full entry

Tags: liver transplant


March 21, 2017

Liver Transplant Patient Helps Set New Nighttime Skydiving Record

By In the Loop intheloop

  A funny thing happened the other day as we were flipping through the January 2017 issue of Parachutist, the official magazine of the U.S. Parachute Association. (We’re behind in our reading but trying to pick up velocity.) A familiar name and face greeted us: Steve Woodford, a liver transplant patient featured in a Sharing […]

View full entry

Tags: Bile duct cancer, Breast Cancer, Hepatitis, liver transplant


July 12, 2016

Transplant Patient Using Second Chance to Help Others

By In the Loop intheloop

Brian McIntyre doesn’t shy away from talking about the situation he’s in and how he got here. After living “a hard life of liquor and drugs for many years,” as chronicled in the Ottawa (Illinois) Times, he tells us he showed up at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus one day in 2009 out of desperation. “I […]

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Kymberly Watt, Hepatitis, liver transplant


May 24, 2016

Surprise Visit a ‘Priceless’ Mother’s Day Gift for Transplant Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Tessie Kinnikin thought she’d be spending Mother’s Day alone. One son was at college in California. Her two other sons and her husband were back home in New Mexico — a seven-hour drive from the Village at Mayo Clinic, where Tessie was recovering after a liver transplant at Mayo’s Arizona campus. And while her digs […]

View full entry

Tags: Dr Andrew Singer, liver transplant, Village at Mayo Clinic


May 3, 2016

Patient Forms Special Bond With Care Team During 596-Day Wait for Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

One year, eight months. That’s how long Randy Marlow spent waiting for a heart and liver transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus. He kept a surprisingly positive attitude about it. “I came up there, they put me in the hospital, and they didn’t let me leave for 596 days,” he says in a […]

View full entry

Tags: Brandon Grovdahl, heart transplant, liver transplant


March 17, 2016

2nd Chance Salsa Celebrates a Second Chance at Life

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Diane Tovar thought she was healthy. But testing done as part of a routine exam revealed surprises in her bloodwork. “My platelet count was low and my liver enzymes were high,” says Diane, a sleep therapy educator at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. After an ultrasound and MRI, Diane would learn […]

View full entry

Tags: cirrhosis, Diane Tovar, Dr. Elizabeth Carey, Liver Disease, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Salsa


Contact Us · Privacy Policy