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December 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.

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Kent Larson’s visits to Mayo Clinic have involved multiple surgeries, some of them nearly 50 years apart. Here Kent shares his story of the life-changing care he’s received. 

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Tags: Dr. Kristopher Croome, Kidney Failure, kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


December 1st, 2017

New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

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After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim’s health and rekindled his confidence in the future.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Erol Belli, Dr. Fred Kusumoto, Dr. Jose Diaz-Gomez, Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni Moreno, Dr. Parag Patel, heart failure, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


November 22nd, 2017

Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver

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After an extended hospital stay followed by a flight across the globe with his survival in question, Tom Walsh came to Mayo Clinic, where he received a lifesaving transplant.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Keaveny, Dr. Barry Rosser, Dr. Justin Burns, Liver Transplant Program


November 9th, 2017

Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale’s Zest for Life

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A host of serious medical problems put Ron Hale on a downward spiral of deteriorating health. But a liver and a kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic stopped Ron’s decline and dramatically improved his quality of life.

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


October 30th, 2017

Rough Beginnings, Now Running: 12-year-old’s Dream Comes True

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After a heart transplant and two months of cardiovascular rehabilitation, Mischa Melby has finally joined her classmates out on the playground.

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Tags: Cardiovascular health clinic, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplantation Program


October 21st, 2017

Bring Him Now: Transplant Teams Bring Together ‘Mayo Clinic at Its Finest’ For Young Patient

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When 4-year-old Maksim Messerer’s kidney function declined suddenly and unexpectedly, surgical staff from across Mayo Clinic quickly came together to perform his kidney transplant several weeks ahead of schedule.

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Tags: Cheryl Christopherson, Dr. Carl Cramer, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 16th, 2017

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers’ Bond

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Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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


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