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December 19, 2013

Living Donors Help Family Members Battle Kidney Disease

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

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 my family for several generations. […]

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Tags: 3120, 3786, 5324, 5334, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, FSGS, kidney transplant, MayoClinicFL, Transplant


December 12, 2013

Boo Maddox takes on H1N1, dialysis, and complications on his way to a successful kidney transplant

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

A year ago, the Robert Maddox family from Boyce, La., would never have imagined attending the 50th Anniversary of Kidney Transplantation celebration event at Mayo Clinic this month. A year ago, their 9-year-old son Robert, who goes by the nickname “Boo,” was struggling to survive, and a transplant seemed impossible. After a devastating bout of H1N1 (swine […]

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Tags: 1594, 3786, 5324, 5335, Dr. Mikel Prieto, H1N1, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Pulmonary Hypertension, Renal Failure


November 25, 2013

Identical Twins Share Genetic Makeup, and a Kidney

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

When Ernesto Boleaga learned that he needed a kidney transplant, the perfect donor, his identical twin brother, Jose Luis, was ready and willing to help. And because the Boleagas have the same genetic make-up, Ernesto’s body accepted Jose Luis’ kidney as its own. For most patients, however, an identical twin donor isn’t an option, and […]

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Patient Story, Regenerative Medicine, stem cell transplant, Transplant


November 20, 2013

The Decision to Save a Stranger’s Life

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

A patient in need of transplant touches Dr. Phil Fischer’s heart and prompts him to explore living donation. As a result, a patient in need of a kidney lives on, enjoying her grandchildren, golfing and dancing.   The shortage of deceased donor organs has reached a crisis, with almost 120,000 people in need of a […]

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, Dr. Phil Fischer, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Patient Story, Transplant


November 11, 2013

Sister’s Kidney for Little Brother

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For his entire life, radio host James Rabe has known that one day he’d need a new kidney. A disease called Alport Syndrome slowly caused his kidneys to fail. As his condition advanced, the search for a new organ began. His big sister stepped up and gave part of herself so her little brother could […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, Alport syndrome, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories


October 21, 2013

Couple crosses country to help fellow patients

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Sunny and Bill Meadows moved from Arkansas to Minnesota to volunteer their time to help other patients. “We hope that by giving back in this way, we can express our appreciation for all Mayo Clinic has done for us,” they say.      On the surface, Sunny and Bill Meadows’ move from Fayetteville, Ark., to […]

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Tags: 1737, 3786, 5291, 5335, Charter House, dialysis, kidney, Lupus, organ donation, Transplant, Transplant House, Volunteer


September 11, 2013

Woman Gives Kidney to Ailing Sister, Walks a 5K Two Weeks Later

By Mystery User

When Tammi Cummings learned that her sister, Terri McMillan, needed a kidney transplant after a 40-year history of diabetes finally took its toll on her health, she never hesitated for a second about the idea of providing one of her own kidneys. Cummings, 52, of West Melbourne, Fla., not only gave her sister a renewed […]

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Tags: 1139, 3786, 5324, 5334, diabetes, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, Transplant


July 23, 2013

Five Years on the Transplant List and the Perfect Match

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Chuck Jorud had lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years when his kidneys declared, “enough.” He started dialysis and was evaluated for a kidney transplant. “I had young kids at the time and decided that if I was going to have a transplant, I wanted the best,” says Chuck. That led him […]

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Tags: 1139, 3786, 3792, 5291, 5324, 5335, Chuck Jorud, diabetes, dialysis, Dr. Thomas Schwab, kidney transplant, nephrology


December 25, 2012

Of Heroes and Gold Medals

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

John Greller was a swimming hero at the National Kidney Foundation Transplant Games. He gave his medals to his real heroes — his wife, his (donor) son, and the Mayo transplant team.

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, 5417, John Greller, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 9, 2012

An upbeat attitude and a brisk tempo keep this musician playing

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

They’re playing our song: A musician joins forces with his Mayo team to battle cancer and promote organ donation.

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Tags: 2250, 3786, 3793, 5324, 5335, liver cancer, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Wain McFarlane


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