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May 26th, 2017

The Liver Transplant a Hurricane Couldn’t Stop

By Linda Binner lsbinner

When Hurricane Matthew blew into the East Coast, the storm brought significant destruction with it. But it couldn’t derail Robert Gall’s liver transplant and his second chance for a healthy life. 

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Tags: Dr. Moreno Franco, Dr. Raj Satyanarayana, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 7th, 2017

Liver Transplant Gives Jacksonville Man New Hope, Twice

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

There is no doubt in Richard Parker’s mind that he’s been given not one, but two new leases on life because of Mayo Clinic. Richard underwent a liver transplant in 2007 at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. For years after that, all was well. But then, in 2016, his transplanted liver failed, and he turned to […]

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Tags: Dr. C. Burcin Taner, Dr. David Lee, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Program


November 22nd, 2016

Sharing Part of His Liver, Brother-in-Law Offers Something Greater: A Future

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Isaac Jackson was living a peaceful life, with a large, loving family, a successful law practice, and lifelong friends, when in early 2014, his life changed dramatically. In January, Isaac began feeling sick whenever he ate. A visit to his primary care doctor in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon, led to an initial diagnosis of gallstones. […]

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Liver Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


September 24th, 2016

Liver Transplant Allows Young Father to Be There for His Family

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Bryan Duncan didn’t think twice about the lab tests he had as part of a routine medical checkup in the fall of 2014. A 29-year-old father of two small children, Bryan led a busy life, didn’t have any health problems, and felt fine. When the test results came back, though, they showed enzyme levels in […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Gastroenterology, hepatology, Liver Transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


June 28th, 2016

After a Long, Long Wait, a Transplant, Gratitude and Goodbyes

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Randy Marlow checked into Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus, he knew his hospital stay would be lengthy. He just wasn’t expecting it to last one year, seven months and 21 days. As someone who needed dual heart and liver transplants, Randy knew the probability of two suitable donor organs becoming available at the […]

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Tags: Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 29th, 2016

Professional Outdoorsman Lives Life to the Fullest After Liver Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Being diagnosed with bile duct cancer that eventually necessitated a liver transplant wasn’t enough to keep Steve Woodford down for long. A South African native living in Utah, Steve is professional skydiving instructor, backpacker and canyon guide in Zion National Park. He has always lived on the edge with his active outdoors lifestyle. Getting sick […]

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Tags: Bile Duct Cancer, breast cancer, Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 10th, 2015

Complementary Medicine Provides Healing Touch for Patient in Final Days

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Marilyn and David Weissing, both Mayo Clinic employees, knew something was wrong when their 19-year-old son, Karl, asked to be taken to the hospital one summer evening in 2014. Karl, always healthy and active, rarely complained about anything. So David immediately drove him to the Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Karl, a beekeeper, […]

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Tags: Accupressure, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Hepatitis A, Histiocytic Sarcoma, Liver Transplant, Massage Therapy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


June 4th, 2015

Transplant Change-Up Gives Courtney a Second Chance

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Courtney Kidd is working hard to raise organ donor awareness after a new approach to double-organ transplant saved her life. Born with five congenital heart defects and suffering through several medical complications, Courtney needed both a new heart and a new liver. Previous surgeries at ages 2, 6, 12 and then again at 22, and […]

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Tags: Congenital heart defect, Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 20th, 2015

World Record Skydiver Credits ‘Sam’ for the Ability to Live Life at 100 mph

By Paul Scotti pscotti

He’s a former Green Beret who served in Somalia. He’s a record-holding skydiver with several thousand jumps under his belt since he began leaping out of airplanes at age 18. And he’s a liver transplant recipient, who affectionately refers to his transplanted organ as “Sam.” Kim Dobson, 63, of Oveido, Florida, is the definition of someone […]

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Tags: Florida Campus, hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, transplantation


January 27th, 2015

Surviving Hepatitis C — A Patient’s Journey Through Two Liver Transplants

By Paul Scotti pscotti

  For most organ transplant recipients, receiving the “gift of life” is a one-time experience. But for Nellie Betancourt, battling the hepatitis C virus that had been in hiding in her body for years required another “second chance at life,” thanks to a second generous donor and a new generation of anti-viral drugs. Betancourt, a […]

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Tags: Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Transplant


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