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February 19, 2019

‘Heart Sisters’ Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


November 13, 2018

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

  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


November 8, 2018

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


November 6, 2018

Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


May 3, 2018

News Story Prompts Woman to Donate Kidney to Basketball Coach Billy Gillispie

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Ericka Downey saw a tweet about college basketball coach Billy Gillispie needing a kidney transplant, she was determined to find him a donor. She didn’t have to go far.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, renal failure


April 12, 2018

‘Selfless’ Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When doctors told Ed Nelson he needed a new liver and kidney, he initially didn’t believe he deserved both transplants. His family and his care team at Mayo Clinic convinced him otherwise.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Gift of Life Transplant House, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


February 20, 2018

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


January 23, 2018

Man Receives Kidney From Acquaintance, Both Have Message to Share

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Last year, Jimmy Warren was surprised to learn he would need a kidney transplant. His wife shared the news on Facebook, and before long an acquaintance offered to give Jimmy the gift of life.

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Tags: Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 10, 2017

Fifteen Years Later, Transplant Patient and His Surgeon Reunite at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It had been 15 years since Tom Manuel had a heart transplant, but he never forgot the name of his transplant surgeon. The two of them recently had a chance to meet again.

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Tags: Dr. Si Pham, Heart attack, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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