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December 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Son’s offer: ‘You gave me two kidneys. The least I can do is give one back’

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Andrew Austin urged his mom to come to Mayo Clinic, where he works, for care for kidney disease. When he learned she needed a kidney transplant, he knew what he wanted to do. Jean Austin-Danner was in her 30s when she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition that causes cysts on the […]

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Tags: kidney transplant, Polycystic kidney disease


August 22, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Bidding Farewell to Enormous, Faulty Kidneys

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“Owner of the world’s largest kidneys” was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. Today, thanks to a living donor and a Mayo Clinic surgical team, he no longer does.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Gift of Life Transplant House, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Polycystic kidney disease


June 4, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Kidney Transplant Opens the Door to Lanell Johnson’s Next Adventure

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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.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Polycystic kidney disease


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