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Living Kidney Donations Save Two Lives in the Same Family Years Apart

Living Kidney Donations Save Two Lives in the Same Family Years Apart

Receiving a donor kidney from an anonymous deceased donor is a gift of life to anyone in need of a transplant.  Receiving an organ donation from a living family member is extra special, when you consider the risks and sacrifices associated with making that choice. Tammy Stelly, a 46-year-old retired [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Roman’s Road to a Second Birthday

Roman’s Road to a Second Birthday

Faced with losing their newborn son, Anna and Oleg, searched far and wide for an answer. They found it and a new birthday for their son at Mayo Clinic. After an ultrasound at 32 weeks into her pregnancy, Anna Ryabova, along with her husband, Oleg Pecherskii, faced a grim prognosis [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Dialysis Patient Stays Active, Sets New Life Goals While Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

Dialysis Patient Stays Active, Sets New Life Goals While Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

If you’re diagnosed with a serious illness, it can be easy to get down and wonder why this is happening to you and how will it affect your future goals and dreams. For 57-year-old Jim McGarry of Fruit Cove, Florida, a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease that has required him to go on dialysis [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

A Kidney Between Friends

A Kidney Between Friends

Todd Goldrick was living the dream. Good job. Loving wife. Two young, healthy kids. Weekends spent playing golf, softball, kayaking, hiking, running or just hanging around home with the family. But that changed suddenly in 2010, when he and his wife simply tried to buy some life insurance. He was [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

'Giving Back, Like My Donor Did for Me'

'Giving Back, Like My Donor Did for Me'

After 35 years on the road as a video technician for the CBS network covering major sporting events including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, SEC football, the Masters Golf Tournament, and the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, Brooklyn native Robert Duffy was living a very active and busy life that kept [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

A New Chapter: Life After My Liver and Kidney Transplant

A New Chapter: Life After My Liver and Kidney Transplant

Written by Elaine Ginn, transplant patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida As I sit here at the Mayo Clinic lab on the Florida campus waiting to be called for a lab draw of a dozen or so tubes of my blood, my mind returns four years to the time before my [...]

Created by Jason Pratt

Keeping a Positive Outlook Despite a Difficult Disease

Keeping a Positive Outlook Despite a Difficult Disease

For her first 38 years, Jayne Bushman was a picture of health. But then one morning she woke up with an earache, something she says she'd never before experienced. Her first stop was to see her Family Medicine doctor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester who, unable to pinpoint the exact [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Living Donors Help Family Members Battle Kidney Disease

Living Donors Help Family Members Battle Kidney Disease

Written by Jane Sullivan Horne When I received a kidney from my brother David 10 years ago at Mayo Clinic in Florida, little did I know that someday my only son would have to undergo the same life-saving procedure after suffering from the same rare kidney disease that has plagued [...]

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