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September 13, 2021

Mystery gift of liver for Mayo patient leads to chance emotional meeting

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

As they walked along the beach and collected stones on a warm, sunny day in Hawaii in 2019, Rob and Amanda Blasius of Phoenix reflected on the challenging medical odyssey that saved Rob’s life just a year earlier. That’s when he underwent a liver transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona.  To honor Rob’s precious gift of […]

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Tags: Arizona, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Rob Blasius


January 18, 2019

Rabbi Returns to His Life’s Mission After Bile Duct Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When debilitating itching and fatigue prevented him from working, Rabbi Melvin Gruber turned to Mayo Clinic, where a series of specialized procedures allowed him to get back to teaching and sharing his knowledge with his community.

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Tags: Dr. John Martin, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Disease


February 15, 2010

Maggie’s Liver

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

My name is Maggie Shook, a professional jazz piano player and my story begins in June 2009. A year after being diagnosed with End Stage Liver disease, I had resigned myself to a very short but full life. My parents were none too pleased with my decision and sought guidance from the Liver Support Group […]

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Tags: 1841, 3793, 5334, Jacksonville, Liver Disease, Maggie, Mayo Clinic, Transplant


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