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September 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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


August 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Liver transplant helps Bob Lemoine pay it forward

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

It was more than 20 years ago when former information technology manager, Bob Lemoine was diagnosed with hepatitis C and eventually, liver cancer. In September 2009, Bob was told that he had 3-6 months to live. After being referred to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Bob got a new lease on life when on Jan. […]

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Tags: Bob Lemoine, hepatitis C, liver cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, MayoClinicFL


February 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Daughter quits smoking to donate liver to her mom

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When she learned that a liver transplant could save her mom’s life, April Wilson didn’t hesitate to stop smoking and say yes to being a living donor. April Wilson smoked for 25 years and tried many times to quit, but nothing seemed to work. “I tried everything,” April says. “I used every replacement therapy, Chantix, […]

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Tags: Liver Transplant


September 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Living His Best Life Against the Backdrop of Incurable Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Scott Stewart learned he had a rare neuroendocrine tumor, the journey ahead of him looked frightening and difficult. But with steadfast support from an interdisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Scott now takes comfort in knowing that some of the best physicians in the world are walking the path with him.

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Tags: Department of Oncology, Dr. Timothy Hobday, Liver Transplant, Neuroendocrine tumor


July 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment

From Health Care Advisor to Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Employee

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Piper Nieters Su had spent years in Washington, D.C., working with institutions like Mayo Clinic on health care policy reform. Piper’s relationship with Mayo Clinic changed dramatically, however, after she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Saint Marys Campus


May 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Tackling Two Liver Diseases With One Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Collaboration among a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic helped Julianne Vasichek successfully navigate not one, but two, rare liver diseases.

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Tags: Dr. David W. Larson, Dr. John Poterucha, Dr. Scott Nyberg, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


March 13, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Liver Transplant Puts Pam Stubbs Back in the Saddle

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Pam Stubbs hadn’t felt well in years. But now, thanks to a successful liver transplant at Mayo Clinic, Pam feels better than ever, and she’s channeling newfound energy into her passion for horseback riding.

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Tags: Dr. Adyr Moss, Dr. Bashar Aqel, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


June 1, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Facing Death and Fighting Back

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When doctors said there was nothing they could do for his end-stage liver disease, Danny Willis refused to give up. He obtained a lifesaving transplant at Mayo Clinic. And even a near-fatal setback after that couldn’t stop him from reclaiming his health.

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Program, Outpatient Transplant Infection Disease Clinic, Paul Deziel, Sleeve gastrectomy surgery


December 6, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


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