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January 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Chain of transplants gives gift of life to Minnesota teacher

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Amy Infanger had a rare kidney disease and a difficult path to transplant. A transplant chain involving 16 people across the country got her the match she needed and the chance to grow old with her family. Nearly 100,000 Americans are on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. For one Minnesota woman, finding a […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Transplant Center


August 22, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Bidding Farewell to Enormous, Faulty Kidneys

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

“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.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Gift of Life Transplant House, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Polycystic kidney disease


July 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Saving A Sibling From Afar

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration


October 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Bring Him Now: Transplant Teams Bring Together ‘Mayo Clinic at Its Finest’ For Young Patient

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When 4-year-old Maksim Messerer’s kidney function declined suddenly and unexpectedly, surgical staff from across Mayo Clinic quickly came together to perform his kidney transplant several weeks ahead of schedule.

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Tags: Cheryl Christopherson, Dr. Carl Cramer, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


August 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mother Gives Daughter the Gift of Life … Twice

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

At 27 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, Amber Sylvester went to Mayo Clinic with her husband, Mike, for an ultrasound test and received news that no parent wants to hear. One of the babies was in trouble. She had enlarged kidneys, no amniotic fluid around her body, and fluid in her abdomen. She would […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


April 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Roman’s Road to a Second Birthday

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Faced with losing their newborn son, Anna and Oleg, searched far and wide for an answer. They found it and a new birthday for their son at Mayo Clinic. After an ultrasound at 32 weeks into her pregnancy, Anna Ryabova, along with her husband, Oleg Pecherskii, faced a grim prognosis for their unborn son. “The […]

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Tags: Dr. James Gloor, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 12, 2013 · Leave a Comment

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

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

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 · Leave a Comment

Identical Twins Share Genetic Makeup, and a Kidney

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

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


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