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February 16, 2018

Football Coach Gets Big Win With Kidney-Pancreas Transplant

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Brian Bell lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, until a combination kidney-pancreas transplant offered a chance to rid him of the disease. Now he’s making the most of his fresh start.

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Tags: Dr. Janna Huskey, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, pancreas transplant, type 1 diabetes


December 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.

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Kent Larson’s visits to Mayo Clinic have involved multiple surgeries, some of them nearly 50 years apart. Here Kent shares his story of the life-changing care he’s received. 

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Tags: Dr. Kristopher Croome, Kidney Failure, kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


November 9, 2017

Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale’s Zest for Life

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A host of serious medical problems put Ron Hale on a downward spiral of deteriorating health. But a liver and a kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic stopped Ron’s decline and dramatically improved his quality of life.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 21, 2017

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

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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


October 16, 2017

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers’ Bond

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Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


September 7, 2017

In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On

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Four years after receiving a life-saving transplant, Remy Marceau was devastated when his body rejected the new kidney. Today he’s using humor and hope to buoy his spirits as he waits for another transplant.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


August 11, 2017

Random Chat With a Stranger Leads to a Second Chance at Life

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  When John Branson struck up a conversation with Edgar Roberts, the two had no way of knowing their chance meeting would motivate John to become Edgar’s kidney donor. But that’s exactly what happened. Today, Edgar is enjoying renewed health, thanks to John’s generosity.

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Tags: Dr. Martin Mai, kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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


May 11, 2017

Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient Builds a Life-Giving Legacy

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Years of health challenges that led to two kidney transplants motivated Ed Pompeian to establish the Gift of Life Transplant House, where people navigating their own transplants receive lodging, along with plenty of support and encouragement.

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


January 26, 2017

Paired Kidney Donation Opens the Door to a More Active, Independent Life for Kathy Allen

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From Kathy Allen’s point of view, paired organ donation just may be the ultimate in generosity. Deciding to donate a kidney to someone you don’t know in a paired exchange can trigger a chain of matches that gives several people the opportunity for a renewed life. “I can’t thank the donors enough for their selflessness,” […]

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Tags: Kidney Failure, kidney transplant, Paired Organ Donation


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