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.
June 4, 2018
Lanell Johnson’s path to a kidney transplant wasn’t easy. But now that she’s received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward.
May 10, 2018
After enduring kidney dialysis for years, a conversation Martin Ruiz Zermeño had at his dialysis center with Mayo Clinic social worker Jeffrey Welch paved the way to a successful kidney transplant.
February 16, 2018
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.
December 6, 2017
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.