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

May 23, 2019

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

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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


Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

April 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

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Caren Shank was her late husband Steve’s caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues.

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Tags: Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, Gift of Life Transplant House, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Kari Koens, LifeSource, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, National Donate Life Month, Saint Marys Campus, Steve Shank, Tim Rasmusson


'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

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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


Final Four Winners Will Include Kidney Donor Ericka Downey

April 4, 2019

Final Four Winners Will Include Kidney Donor Ericka Downey

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Kidney donor Ericka Downey will take home a well-deserved award this basketball weekend in Minneapolis for her role in saving coach Billy Gillispie’s life.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


From Viral Video to a Walk Down the Aisle on Reality TV

March 5, 2019

From Viral Video to a Walk Down the Aisle on Reality TV

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Jennifer Jones and her fiancé, Rob Ronnenberg, never could have imagined their wedding would be televised. But then a viral video caught the attention of reality show producers.

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Tags: Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Mark Wylam, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Vicki Dean


'Heart Sisters' Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

February 19, 2019

‘Heart Sisters’ Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

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When transplant cardiologist Lisa LeMond, M.D., introduced two of her patients to each other, she knew they had a lot in common. What she couldn’t have known is how meaningful their friendship would become.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr. Lisa LeMond, Heart Disease, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, restrictive cardiomyopathy


January 10, 2019

Rose Parade Float and Riders Showcase the Gift of Life

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This year’s Rose Parade was especially meaningful to lung transplant recipient Steve Shank, who rode on the Donate Life float while holding a photo of his donor, Tommy, along the route.

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Tags: Donate Life, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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

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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


Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

November 8, 2018

Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

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Scott St. Michel was in need of a liver transplant, but extra weight and the severity of his situation kept him off of the wait list — until surgeon Julie Heimbach, M.D., offered another option.

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sleeve gastrectomy


Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

November 6, 2018

Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

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Although Kadie Neuharth was 1,400 miles away, the Corn Palace in her hometown of Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red as a sign of love for Kadie as she received a heart transplant.

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Tags: Dr. Brooks Edwards, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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