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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


March 24, 2016

A Family Tradition: Sisters Donate Kidneys to Uncles Exactly 8 Years Apart

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Greg McFarlane and his brother, Wain, have always shared a special bond. Together with their brothers Julian and Micah, the siblings founded the reggae band Ipso Facto in the early 1980s in Minneapolis, and have spent most of their lives making music together. “We eat, sleep and play together,” says Greg. “He’s my friend, my […]

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Tags: kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


March 17, 2016

2nd Chance Salsa Celebrates a Second Chance at Life

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Diane Tovar thought she was healthy. But testing done as part of a routine exam revealed surprises in her bloodwork. “My platelet count was low and my liver enzymes were high,” says Diane, a sleep therapy educator at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. After an ultrasound and MRI, Diane would learn […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, Diane Tovar, Dr. Elizabeth Carey, Liver Disease, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Salsa


April 9, 2015

All in a day’s work

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It began in the early afternoon of March 3 when the news was received that a liver was available for a patient who needed both a heart and a liver transplant. From there, it cascaded into the completion of five liver transplants within a span of 24 hours. Charles Rosen, M.D., a Mayo transplant surgeon, […]

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


January 29, 2015

Courtney Kidd’s Long Road to a Normal Life

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If it’s true that “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” Courtney Kidd could give Wonder Woman a run for her money. There was the emergency surgery when she was born. And five other major heart surgeries. Surgery to implant a pacemaker. A hemorrhagic stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side of her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart transplant, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 2, 2014

Thankful to Be Here to Be Thankful

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Thanksgiving is a time for family, formidable feasts, and, of course, giving thanks. For news organizations, it’s a time to break out their best heartwarming stories to remind us all we have a lot to be thankful for. Medical miracles are big on that menu, as you might guess, and a family from Spirit Lake, […]

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Tags: Dr. Mounif El-Youssef, Liver cancer, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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