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March 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

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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


December 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


October 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


June 25, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Son Wins Father’s Day With Life-Saving Gift

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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


June 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Desperate No More: Jimmy Farhat’s Pleas for Kidney End at Mayo Clinic

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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


April 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


February 28, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


January 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Beyond ‘In Sickness and Health,’ Woman Donates Kidney to Ex-Husband

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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


November 13, 2018 · Leave a Comment

All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

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  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


February 20, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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


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