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November 11, 2013

Sister’s Kidney for Little Brother

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

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


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 2, 2011

Three Strikes … But Not Out

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Personal Background My name is Alfred “Bart” Howe and I am a very lucky guy. I was born 1938 in a small oilfield town in Oklahoma. Mary and I married in 1965 and have two married sons, a grandson and a granddaughter. Mary and I raised our family in Boulder, Colorado and have lived here […]

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Tags: 1136, 2272, 3640, 3719, 5279, 5291, 5335, Alfred Howe, amyloidosis, Bart, chemotherapy, Dr. Leung


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


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