Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Transplant

November 9th, 2017

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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.

View full entry

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


October 30th, 2017

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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

View full entry

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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.

View full entry

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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

View full entry

Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


September 18th, 2017

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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.

View full entry

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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.

View full entry

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


August 11th, 2017

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

  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.

View full entry

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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.

View full entry

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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.

View full entry

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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. 

View full entry

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


Contact Us · Privacy Policy