December 6th, 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.
November 9th, 2017
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.
October 21st, 2017
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.
October 16th, 2017
Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske.
September 7th, 2017
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.
August 11th, 2017
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.
July 28th, 2017
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.
May 11th, 2017
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.
January 26th, 2017
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,” […]
December 30th, 2016
The day before Norma “Kay” Orr was scheduled for a living donor kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic, she needed one more blood test. The Palm Coast, Florida, resident was in line to receive a kidney from her niece, Jamie. Jamie Rogers had volunteered to be a living donor when she found out in early 2016 […]