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December 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.

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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. 

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Tags: Dr. Kristopher Croome, Kidney Failure, kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


November 9th, 2017

Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale’s Zest for Life

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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.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


July 31st, 2017

For Jim Heinl, Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort

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With his wife by his side and a team of experts at Mayo Clinic to help him through, Jim Heinl faced down a cancer recurrence and then went back to a life focused on family.

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Tags: Dr. Thomas Byrne, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, liver cancer, Liver Transplant


May 26th, 2017

The Liver Transplant a Hurricane Couldn’t Stop

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When Hurricane Matthew blew into the East Coast, the storm brought significant destruction with it. But it couldn’t derail Robert Gall’s liver transplant and his second chance for a healthy life. 

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Tags: Dr. Moreno Franco, Dr. Raj Satyanarayana, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 7th, 2017

Liver Transplant Gives Jacksonville Man New Hope, Twice

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There is no doubt in Richard Parker’s mind that he’s been given not one, but two new leases on life because of Mayo Clinic. Richard underwent a liver transplant in 2007 at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. For years after that, all was well. But then, in 2016, his transplanted liver failed, and he turned to […]

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Tags: Dr. C. Burcin Taner, Dr. David Lee, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Program


November 22nd, 2016

Sharing Part of His Liver, Brother-in-Law Offers Something Greater: A Future

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Isaac Jackson was living a peaceful life, with a large, loving family, a successful law practice, and lifelong friends, when in early 2014, his life changed dramatically. In January, Isaac began feeling sick whenever he ate. A visit to his primary care doctor in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon, led to an initial diagnosis of gallstones. […]

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Liver Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


September 24th, 2016

Liver Transplant Allows Young Father to Be There for His Family

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Bryan Duncan didn’t think twice about the lab tests he had as part of a routine medical checkup in the fall of 2014. A 29-year-old father of two small children, Bryan led a busy life, didn’t have any health problems, and felt fine. When the test results came back, though, they showed enzyme levels in […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Gastroenterology, hepatology, Liver Transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


June 28th, 2016

After a Long, Long Wait, a Transplant, Gratitude and Goodbyes

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When Randy Marlow checked into Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus, he knew his hospital stay would be lengthy. He just wasn’t expecting it to last one year, seven months and 21 days. As someone who needed dual heart and liver transplants, Randy knew the probability of two suitable donor organs becoming available at the […]

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Tags: Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 29th, 2016

Professional Outdoorsman Lives Life to the Fullest After Liver Transplant

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Being diagnosed with bile duct cancer that eventually necessitated a liver transplant wasn’t enough to keep Steve Woodford down for long. A South African native living in Utah, Steve is professional skydiving instructor, backpacker and canyon guide in Zion National Park. He has always lived on the edge with his active outdoors lifestyle. Getting sick […]

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Tags: Bile Duct Cancer, breast cancer, Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 10th, 2015

Complementary Medicine Provides Healing Touch for Patient in Final Days

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Marilyn and David Weissing, both Mayo Clinic employees, knew something was wrong when their 19-year-old son, Karl, asked to be taken to the hospital one summer evening in 2014. Karl, always healthy and active, rarely complained about anything. So David immediately drove him to the Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Karl, a beekeeper, […]

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Tags: Accupressure, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Hepatitis A, Histiocytic Sarcoma, Liver Transplant, Massage Therapy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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