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June 7, 2022

Brothers mark 40th transplant anniversary, thank the staff who made it possible

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Forty years ago, Pete Suby learned he needed a kidney transplant. His younger brother, Tim, was a perfect match. The brothers recently returned to Mayo Clinic to mark the 40th anniversary of the transplant and thank the staff who made the milestone and others like it possible. Pete Suby thought he had the flu. He’d […]

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Tags: Dr. Sylvester Sterioff, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 19, 2022

Dr. Brian Hardaway is a transplant trifecta: Transplant physician, donor, recipient

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Transplant medicine got a hold on Brian Hardaway, M.D., early, through his own experience and observing others who received that gift. As a physician, organ donor and a recipient, he knows the effect transplants can have on patients and everyone around them. The young doctor watched with fascination as the transplant cardiologists he was shadowing […]

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Tags: Dr. Brian Hardaway, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 14, 2022

A shared heart: Two families come together after tragedy, transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Before July 2017, Carson Gigstad’s family had no connection to Amanda Hansen’s family. Today, the families share a bond that grew out of tragedy and turned into hope. Around the 15th of every month, Christin Gigstad and Tina Haug think of each other. They pick up their phones and text. Even if they’ve already talked […]

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Tags: Dr. John Stulak, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 10, 2022

Kidney donation ‘a gift from one grandparent to another’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In the 1990s, Bethany Krom and Karen Nick both worked at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. When Bethany moved to Minnesota, the two kept in touch via Facebook. Twenty years later, that Facebook friendship would lead Bethany to give a lifechanging gift to Karen’s husband, John. Bethany Krom had never met John Nick. But she knew […]

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


November 18, 2021

Happy Transplantversary: Celebrating 25 years with a new heart, back where it all happened

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It was a special day for the Ryans: the 25th anniversary of Jay’s heart transplant. It’s an anniversary the family usually marks privately. But this year, the significance of the milestone demanded something more. Jay Ryan had a hunch something was up when his wife, Sarah, asked him to step things up in the shirt […]

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Tags: Dr. Brooks Edwards, Dr. Richard Daly, Dr. Thomas Habermann, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Paul Olsen-Holtorf


October 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


August 20, 2019

Heart Transplant Recipient Driven to Make a Difference, Now Needs Second Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Elizabeth Sammons received a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in 2015 and used her second chance at life to give back, crocheting hundreds of scarves for homeless Minnesotans.

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Tags: heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


August 20, 2019

A Tale of Two Dr. Chuck Rosens

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Charles Rosen, M.D., is more than happy to share his name with another Dr. Rosen: a basset hound who was named after the Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, LifeSource, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


July 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian — A Gift of Life to Many

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Edward Pompeian first came to Rochester, Minnesota, for care at Mayo Clinic. He never forgot his experience as a transplant patient, nor of the concerns shared with him by other patients about the financial and emotional strain of transplantation.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Thomas Schwab, Gabriel House of Care, Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, The Village at Mayo Clinic Transplant House


May 23, 2019

‘I Have to Try:’ Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Chris Douglas learned via Twitter one evening that long-time acquaintance Chad Corey needed a kidney transplant. The next day, Chris began taking steps that would ultimately change Chad’s life.

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Tags: Chris Douglas, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Patrick Dean, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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