March 5, 2020

Three women reunite after life-changing procedure

By Karl Oestreich

by Talia Milavetz

Three women reunited this week for the first time since a life-changing procedure connected them forever.  Their story started with Dexter native Abby Rossow learning she needed a new kidney at just 21 years old.  …In the meantime, they were both placed on Mayo Clinic’s paired donation list.  "Within the Mayo system we would be screened against other donors," said Renita. So Abby could get a kidney from a better match and Renita could give a kidney to a better match.  "Our goal is actually that the best matched kidney gets to the recipient so the transplant will do as well long-term as possible," said Dr. Andrew Bentall, transplant nephrologist at Mayo Clinic.

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Context: Andrew Bentall, M.B., Ch.B., M.D. is a Mayo Clinic Transplant nephrologist.

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.

Contact: Heather Carlson Kehren 

Tags: Abby Rossow, KAAL, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Uncategorized

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