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July 24th, 2017

Better Communication Paves the Way for Dramatic Change in Carolyn Ostrout’s Health

By Linda Binner lsbinner

Plagued by symptoms of cirrhosis and unclear communication, Carolyn Ostrout found her health was failing. But a visit to Mayo Clinic that included working with an American Sign Language interpreter led the way to a liver transplant and dramatic improvement in her health. 

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Tags: Dr. C. Burcin Taner, Dr. Raj Satyanarayana, Liver Transplant Program


July 17th, 2017

The Sky’s the Limit for College Freshman After Double-Lung Transplant

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Thanks to a double-lung transplant at Mayo Clinic, Logan McCaskill is breathing easier and on her way to a healthier future.

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Francisco Alvarez, lung transplant, Lung Transplant Program, organ donation


July 5th, 2017

A Sudden Detour for Heart Transplant, Then Back in Stride

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When Yasmin Mullings found out she needed a heart transplant, she wasn’t sure she could go through with it. But with support and encouragement from her Mayo Clinic care team, Yasmin successfully navigated the transplant. Today, with a healthy heart, she’s back to her active life.

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Tags: Heart transplant, organ donation, Transplant Center


June 9th, 2017

Young Mom’s Long Wait Ends With Gift of a New Heart

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Sarah Bradley’s heart failed when she was only 27 years old. Today, after more than two years living with the assistance of a device that kept her blood flowing and her health stable, she’s the grateful recipient of a new heart.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Diseases, heart failure, Heart transplant, Jenifer Spadafore, Left Ventricular Assist Device


May 26th, 2017

The Liver Transplant a Hurricane Couldn’t Stop

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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


May 11th, 2017

Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient Builds a Life-Giving Legacy

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Years of health challenges that led to two kidney transplants motivated Ed Pompeian to establish the Gift of Life Transplant House, where people navigating their own transplants receive lodging, along with plenty of support and encouragement.

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


April 21st, 2017

Patience and Persistence Propel Patient Through Double-Lung Transplant

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Steve Shank knows what it’s like to face an uphill climb. Despite being legally blind and affected by albinism, he has been an avid bicyclist for years, competing in 100-mile rides on the rolling hills of Iowa.

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Tags: Dr. Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Lung Transplant Program, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


April 11th, 2017

Cancer Care Inspires Kim DeBolt to Join the Mayo Clinic Team

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It was a quiet, rainy morning in 2002 at the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. Kim DeBolt was staying at the hospitality house while recovering from a stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic to treat acute myelogenous leukemia.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Mark Litzow, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, stem cell transplant


April 7th, 2017

After a Liver Transplant, Financial Adviser Turns to Helping Others

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Owning a successful financial planning firm for 20 years taught Terrance McMahon to plan for the future and for the unexpected. On May 26, 2016, all those years of planning became critical for Terrance. That day, heart palpitations sent him to a local hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he lived. Although he thought he […]

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Keaveny, Dr. C. Burcin Taner, Gary and Dianne McCalla Transplant Center, Liver Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus


March 31st, 2017

Friend’s Generosity and Successful Transplant Give Maikki Nekton a New Way of Looking at the World

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Maikki Nekton was 32 years old when she had a life-saving liver transplant, thanks to her good friend, Jenifer DeMattia, who donated a portion of her own liver to Maikki. Prior to the transplant, Maikki worked as a clinical social worker in the Maryland school system and for nonprofit organizations. Jenifer was her co-worker, and […]

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Tags: Cholangiocarcinoma, Dr. Charles Rosen, Liver Transplant Program, Living Donor Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


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