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Transplant

September 18th, 2017

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

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When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health.

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Tags: Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni, Dr. Parag Patel, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastroenterology, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


September 7th, 2017

In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On

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Four years after receiving a life-saving transplant, Remy Marceau was devastated when his body rejected the new kidney. Today he’s using humor and hope to buoy his spirits as he waits for another transplant.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


August 11th, 2017

Random Chat With a Stranger Leads to a Second Chance at Life

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  When John Branson struck up a conversation with Edgar Roberts, the two had no way of knowing their chance meeting would motivate John to become Edgar’s kidney donor. But that’s exactly what happened. Today, Edgar is enjoying renewed health, thanks to John’s generosity.

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Tags: Dr. Martin Mai, kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


July 31st, 2017

For Jim Heinl, Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort

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With his wife by his side and a team of experts at Mayo Clinic to help him through, Jim Heinl faced down a cancer recurrence and then went back to a life focused on family.

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Tags: Dr. Thomas Byrne, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, liver cancer, Liver Transplant


July 28th, 2017

Jennifer’s Long Journey to a Kidney Transplant Leads to Renewed Health

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After waiting more than a decade for a kidney transplant and enduring a host of health challenges in the meantime, Jennifer Longoria finally received a new kidney, and a new opportunity for a healthy life, at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: dialysis, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation, The Village at Mayo Clinic


July 24th, 2017

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

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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


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