by Sara Dingmann
Robert Sanden wavered from smiles and laughter to tears while expressing his gratitude for receiving his son Ricky Sanden’s donated kidney during an interview Thursday at Methodist hospital where he and his son are still recovering from their surgeries.
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Context: A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.
Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with kidney failure and complications of diabetes and other diseases. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 700 kidney transplants a year, including for people with very challenging kidney conditions who need special solutions and surgeries.
And Mayo Clinic kidney transplant teams in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are leaders in living-donor kidney transplants.
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