by Sarah Gannon
With the Fourth of July holiday coming up on Wednesday, people everywhere are gearing up for all the fun and festivities that come along with the holiday. Even though they may be too sick to leave the hospital, transplant patients at Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys got to participate in their own parade Monday afternoon. All of the transplant patients who participated in Monday's parade are Status 1A, which means they have the highest priority for heart transplants.
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Context: Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota include more than 150 surgeons and physicians and hundreds of allied health staff who are trained in caring for transplant patients. Mayo doctors performed their first clinical transplant in 1963. Since then, Mayo's efforts to continually improve and expand organ transplantation have placed Mayo at the leading edge of clinical and basic transplant research worldwide.
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