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October 1, 2019

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


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

August 20, 2019

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


A Tale of Two Dr. Chuck Rosens

August 20, 2019

A Tale of Two Dr. Chuck Rosens

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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


Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many

July 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian — A Gift of Life to Many

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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


'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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


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