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Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

January 8, 2019

Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

By In the Loop intheloop

Christmas came early for Kevin O’Connor, who has lived with polycystic kidney disease his entire life. He received a kidney from his sister on Christmas Eve.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease


Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World's Largest Kidneys

July 17, 2018

Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World’s Largest Kidneys

By In the Loop intheloop

“Owner of the world’s largest kidneys” was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. And today, thanks to a living donor and Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons, he no longer does.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease


Ahead of 20th Wedding Anniversary, Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life

May 17, 2018

Ahead of 20th Wedding Anniversary, Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life

By In the Loop intheloop

Michelle Young recently lived up to the phrase “in sickness and in health” in a big way after she donated one of her kidneys to her husband. 

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Transplant Center


Saying Goodbye to Gene's 'Big Dumb Kidneys'

August 10, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Gene’s ‘Big Dumb Kidneys’

By In the Loop intheloop

Gene Okun has kidney disease, which is obviously no laughing matter. His journey to finding a living donor, however, is something he’s been able to find humor in for the benefit of others.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Vicente Torres, Kidney transplant, Polycystic Kidney Disease


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