December 6, 2019

After 6-year wait, Valley man gets much-needed gift of life

By Karl Oestreich

FOX 10 Phoenix
by Bailey Miller

Thanksgiving 2019 will be an unforgettable one for one Valley man and his family. After a wait that lasted for six years, Robert Duran received his kidney on November 2 at the Mayo Clinic. Duran said that was the day he had his Thanksgiving. "November 2 was the day I got my kidney. I got my life back. I was reborn again," said Duran.

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Context: Mayo Clinic surgeons perform approximately 700 kidney transplants a year, including numerous complex surgical procedures at campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. As a three-site institution, Mayo Clinic has one of the largest living-donor kidney transplant and paired kidney donor programs in the United States.

Contacts: Jim McVeighLynn Closway

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