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February 16, 2018

Football Coach Gets Big Win With Kidney-Pancreas Transplant

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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.

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Tags: Dr. Janna Huskey, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, pancreas transplant, type 1 diabetes


February 14, 2018

A New Lung, a Wedding Ring and a Second Chance at Life

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For Jim Jones, the joy of his wedding day was multiplied by a much-anticipated phone call from Mayo Clinic. That same day, a lung had become available for a transplant, and the possibility of a healthy life ahead was within Jim’s reach.

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Tags: Dr. Francisco Alvarez, Dr. Jorge Mallea, Dr. Mathew Thomas, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


January 25, 2018

Chronicling a Transplant Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

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Throughout Bob Washnock’s journey to a heart transplant, his wife, Pam, was dedicated to being his caregiver. Pam then turned that experience into a book about caregiving in hopes of encouraging and supporting others who find themselves in that role.

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Tags: Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Dr. Patrick DeValeria, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 6, 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


December 1, 2017

New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

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After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim’s health and rekindled his confidence in the future.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Erol Belli, Dr. Fred Kusumoto, Dr. Jose Diaz-Gomez, Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni Moreno, Dr. Parag Patel, heart failure, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


November 9, 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


October 21, 2017

Bring Him Now: Transplant Teams Bring Together ‘Mayo Clinic at Its Finest’ For Young Patient

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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.

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Tags: Cheryl Christopherson, Dr. Carl Cramer, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 16, 2017

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers’ Bond

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Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


September 18, 2017

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

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When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health.

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Tags: Dr. Juan Carlos Leoni, Dr. Parag Patel, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastroenterology, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


September 7, 2017

In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On

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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.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, organ donation


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