December 12, 2018
When Brian Gurule learned that a rare disease was the reason for his liver failure, he realized it was a race against time to find a medical center where he could get a transplant. At Mayo Clinic, he received the care he needed to give him a fighting chance.
December 3, 2018
When a local hospital was reluctant to list their daughter for the liver transplant she needed, Melinda Kohlmyer and her husband brought young Hanna to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There, Hanna got a second chance at life.
October 31, 2018
When Ed Waters needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Darlene, stepped up to be his donor. The couple was delighted to find that, just as in the rest of their married life, they were perfectly compatible.
September 8, 2018
When Fred Anderson needed a new kidney, he didn’t have to look far to find eager donors. His friends Jim Ross and Ted Schreiber both stepped forward. Although Jim ended up being the donor, all three banded together to ensure the transplant journey included plenty of support and camaraderie.
August 22, 2018
“Owner of the world’s largest kidneys” was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. Today, thanks to a living donor and a Mayo Clinic surgical team, he no longer does.
July 12, 2018
When Mary Redepenning found out her sister Barbara needed a kidney, Mary wanted to be the donor. But traveling to Portland, Oregon, was a significant obstacle. Learning Mayo Clinic could perform a remote donation made all the difference.
June 4, 2018
Lanell Johnson’s path to a kidney transplant wasn’t easy. But now that she’s received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward.
June 1, 2018
When doctors said there was nothing they could do for his end-stage liver disease, Danny Willis refused to give up. He obtained a lifesaving transplant at Mayo Clinic. And even a near-fatal setback after that couldn’t stop him from reclaiming his health.
May 10, 2018
After enduring kidney dialysis for years, a conversation Martin Ruiz Zermeño had at his dialysis center with Mayo Clinic social worker Jeffrey Welch paved the way to a successful kidney transplant.
April 26, 2018
Over time, cystic fibrosis robbed Nicholas Hemmerle of his ability to enjoy active time with his daughter. But after a double lung transplant, he’s breathing easier and ready to have fun again.