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June 19, 2018

Tackling and Taming a Rare Autoimmune Disease

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Kelli Anderson first decided to get her odd symptoms evaluated, she thought she had something resembling the flu. She never dreamed doctors at Mayo Clinic would diagnose her with an uncommon disorder that was attacking her kidneys.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Allan Klompas, Dr. Andrew Rule, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Dr. Stephen Erickson, Dr. Vesna Garovic, Goodpasture's syndrome


July 28, 2017

Jennifer’s Long Journey to a Kidney Transplant Leads to Renewed Health

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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.

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Tags: dialysis, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation, The Village at Mayo Clinic


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


August 31, 2012

Any Parent’s Worst Nightmare

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

When my husband and I found out we were going to have a baby, we were so excited. Little did we know of the journey baby Madison would take us on, and little did we know of the personal tragedy that would ensue following such a typically joyful time. Madison was a patient at St. […]

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Tags: 5292, 5306, 5335, ammonia level, baby, carbamyl phosphate synthetase, CPS, dialysis, liver, Madison, Neurology & Neurosurgery, NICU


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


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