January 19, 2021
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 […]
December 8, 2020
Andrew Austin urged his mom to come to Mayo Clinic, where he works, for care for kidney disease. When he learned she needed a kidney transplant, he knew what he wanted to do. Jean Austin-Danner was in her 30s when she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition that causes cysts on the […]
January 29, 2020
The road home was long for Laura Richardson as she battled through medical setbacks, and a protracted wait for a heart transplant and a kidney transplant. But when Laura finally returned healthy and happy to her beloved farm in Iowa, the reunion with friends and family was especially heartwarming.
November 25, 2019
Canna Caldwell endured a four-year wait for a new kidney. And for 2½ of those years, she required dialysis four days a week — a grueling experience that sapped her energy and narrowed her world. But then Canna got the call she had been waiting so long to receive, and a kidney transplant transformed her […]
August 19, 2019
For decades, Allma Johnson managed her diabetes with insulin and diet. But at 43, her heart and kidneys were failing as a result of the disease, and she needed a kidney and pancreas transplant. Today, thanks to the transplant she received at Mayo Clinic, Allma’s diabetes and its devastating complications are gone.
October 31, 2018
When Ed Waters needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Darlene, stepped up to be his donor. The couple was delighted to find that, just as in the rest of their married life, they were perfectly compatible.
October 5, 2018
Lupus was wreaking havoc on Emily Olson’s health. Her Mayo Clinic care team’s decision to employ a medication typically not used for this autoimmune disorder, along with a kidney transplant, not only saved Emily’s life, it reignited her independence and confidence.
September 8, 2018
When Fred Anderson needed a new kidney, he didn’t have to look far to find eager donors. His friends Jim Ross and Ted Schreiber both stepped forward. Although Jim ended up being the donor, all three banded together to ensure the transplant journey included plenty of support and camaraderie.
August 22, 2018
“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.
July 12, 2018
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.