September 5, 2019

How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants

By Karl W Oestreich

Arizona ABC 15
by Kayla Navarrete

ABC15 visited the Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center to learn more and to see how they are using technology that could allow them to better use high-risk organs, such as kidneys, in transplants. More than 100,000 Americans are listed on the waiting list, living minute by minute, hour by hour, hoping for a viable kidney, liver, lung, or a heart. "We were part of the [Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network] study as a model center on how to maximize the use of high risk kidneys," said Dr. David Douglas, the chair of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center in Scottsdale.

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Arizona ABC 15, Kidney patient talks about the reality of waiting for a donor kidney

Context: David Douglas, M.D. is a chair of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. 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.

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