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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 intheloop

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 Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:' Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

April 23, 2019

‘I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:’ Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

By In the Loop intheloop

As a new retiree, Carroll Sharp took patients to and from kidney dialysis and saw how their condition affected them. So when he learned about being a living kidney donor, he stepped up in a big way.

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Tags: diabetes, dialysis, Dr. Carrie Schinstock, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Gift of Life Transplant House, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Nephrology


Stroll Through Race Expo Takes Marathon Runner Down Life-changing Path

February 28, 2019

Stroll Through Race Expo Takes Marathon Runner Down Life-changing Path

By In the Loop intheloop

Until last year, Robert Taylor hadn’t considered being a living organ donor. But then a booth at a race expo caught his eye, leading to a new kidney for Lynn McCurdy and a new friendship for both.

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Living Donor Transplant, organ-donation chain, Type 1 diabetes


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


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


Co-Worker's Death Inspires Woman to Save Another

February 20, 2018

Co-Worker’s Death Inspires Woman to Save Another

By 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


Man Receives Kidney From Acquaintance, Both Have Message to Share

January 23, 2018

Man Receives Kidney From Acquaintance, Both Have Message to Share

By In the Loop intheloop

Last year, Jimmy Warren was surprised to learn he would need a kidney transplant. His wife shared the news on Facebook, and before long an acquaintance offered to give Jimmy the gift of life.

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Tags: Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


March 24, 2016

A Family Tradition: Sisters Donate Kidneys to Uncles Exactly 8 Years Apart

By In the Loop intheloop

Greg McFarlane and his brother, Wain, have always shared a special bond. Together with their brothers Julian and Micah, the siblings founded the reggae band Ipso Facto in the early 1980s in Minneapolis, and have spent most of their lives making music together. “We eat, sleep and play together,” says Greg. “He’s my friend, my […]

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Tags: kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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