Living Donor Transplant

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[...]

By In the Loop • March 3, 2020

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.

By In the Loop • December 10, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • October 1, 2019

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.[...]

By In the Loop • June 25, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • June 6, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • April 23, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • February 28, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • January 15, 2019

  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[...]

By In the Loop • November 13, 2018

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[...]

By In the Loop • February 20, 2018