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.
November 9, 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 21, 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 16, 2017
Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske.
September 7, 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 11, 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.