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Items Tagged ‘Polycystic Kidney Disease’

Son Wins Father's Day With Life-Saving Gift

June 25, 2019

Son Wins Father’s Day With Life-Saving Gift

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Robert Sanden’s gift of a kidney from his son Ricky was a welcome surprise after more than a decade of living with polycystic kidney disease.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Polycystic Kidney Disease


Desperate No More: Jimmy Farhat's Pleas for Kidney End at Mayo Clinic

June 6, 2019

Desperate No More: Jimmy Farhat’s Pleas for Kidney End at Mayo Clinic

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Jimmy Farhat has spent three years on the kidney transplant list, sharing his story with anyone who would listen. That wait will come to an end soon, thanks to an anonymous donor.

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Tags: dialysis, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Polycystic Kidney Disease


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

January 8, 2019

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

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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

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“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

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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’

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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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