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Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

March 3, 2020

Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

By In the Loop In the Loop

Abby Rossow was just 21 when she learned she would need a kidney transplant. A friend was willing to donate but wasn’t a perfect match for Abby, so the two were placed on Mayo’s paired donation list.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Andrew Bentall, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Paired Kidney Donation Program


Dave Thouin's Quest to Find a Living Kidney Donor Pays Off

December 10, 2019

Dave Thouin’s Quest to Find a Living Kidney Donor Pays Off

By In the Loop In the Loop

Dave Thouin and his wife, Carol, worked hard to get the word out that Dave needed a kidney. Julie Mlinar saw one of the ads that eventually led her Mayo Clinic to see if she was a match.

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


News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

October 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


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 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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 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


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 In the Loop

  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 In the Loop

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


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