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December 1, 2012

After successful kidney transplant, retiree is ‘Living the Dream’

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Kidney cancer threatened Bill Pearse’s life; a gift from his son gave it back.

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Tags: 2802, 3786, 5324, 5417, Bill Pearse, kidney cancer, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 28, 2012

Coming full circle: Sharing a message of hope

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Ardell Lien sailed around the world powered by a heart and kidney transplanted at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 3782, 3786, 5324, 5417, Ardell Lien, Dr. Brooks Edwards, Heart transplant, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 25, 2012

Father, son travel 3,000 miles for a kidney transplant

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

When Noor Hosein learned that a kidney disorder threatened his son’s life, he traveled from Trinidad to Mayo Clinic for a lifesaving transplant.

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, 5417, Hasan Hosein, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Noor Hosein


November 10, 2011

Rare treatment for rare disease: Triple transplant

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

On June 14, 2011, after a 107-day wait in the hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Kirk Watson, 44, received the news he’d been waiting for — a heart, liver and kidney were available for him. He would be the fourth person to receive a triple transplant at Mayo Clinic and only the 11th […]

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Tags: 2272, 3782, 3786, 3793, 5252, 5324, 5334, hereditary amyloidosis, Kirk Watson, Triple Transplant


July 27, 2011

Jill Morton: Going for the Gold

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Eight years ago, Jill Morton was dying. A family history of kidney disease had finally caught up with her. Her kidneys were failing, and her body was shutting down. “I was really afraid,” she says. For two long years, Morton, of Boca Raton, Fla., lived with that fear — her name on the transplant list […]

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Tags: 2211, 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, Jill Morton, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Patient Story


May 25, 2011

New friendship cemented with kidney donation

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

Melissa Blevins, administrator for the Transplant Center and Living Donor Programs at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona, knew that one day she’d be an organ donor. Her epiphany occurred 15 years ago. She was working as nurse transplant coordinator and, one night, two pediatric patients died. “One needed a transplant. The parents of the other […]

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Tags: 2211, 3786, 5291, 5324, 5333, kidney_transplant, Melissa_Blevins, Risa_Simon


May 2, 2011

A Marathon of Another Kind: Kidney Dialysis for 13 Months

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway

It was the summer of 2008, and Nichole Rushton was primed and ready to run 26.2 miles – a marathon – something she had accomplished with relative ease twice before. At age 28, she well could have invented the concept of “multitasking,” keeping physically active, raising two kids and being a devoted wife to her husband, […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5333, acute kidney failure, Arizona, blood clot, Depression, dialysis, diary, Heart & Heart Surgery, Kidney Exchange Program


April 6, 2011

Kidney Donor Found Via Social Media

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Most people think of Facebook and Twitter as fun, engaging social media sites, used to make friends and connect with those sharing common interests. Kirti D. sheds a new light on the power of social media as she tells us an amazing story of how it led her mother, Anuradha D., to an incredible gift—a second […]

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Tags: 2211, 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, donor, Facebook, kidney, Social Media, Transplant, Twitter


September 3, 2009

Mayo Clinic Has Given Me Back My Life

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Hello, my name is Charles Drysdale. I would like to share my story about how Mayo Clinic has given me back my life. My story begins in late 2005. During my regular checkup my primary care physician discovered that my hemoglobin level was abnormally low (4). I was promptly hospitalized and transfused. This began a […]

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Tags: 1841, 3786, 3793, 5334, Patient Stories, Transplant


March 10, 2009

Not Your Traditional Wedding Anniversary: Husband Donates Kidney to Wife of 30 Years

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway

Pearls top the list as the suggested 30th wedding anniversary gift. Still, some devoted husbands may opt to purchase their bride of three decades a special spa day – or an exotic trip to sip a cool drink by an ocean. In the case of George and Anna Riley, Bloomfield, N.M., their beverage of choice […]

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Tags: 3786, 5333, cystic kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, medullary cystic kidney disease, renal disease, Transplant


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