Transplant

April 4, 2013

Man receives life-saving heart and kidney transplants

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

One man in Rochester is counting his blessings — he got his heart and kidney transplants a few weeks ago…”I got a call from my doctor saying you have a life-threatening disease that’s going to shorten your life significantly and this is called amliosis and we’re going to send you down to Mayo,” Costello said. […]

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Tags: amliosis, heart transplant, kidney transplant, KTTC


February 22, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    February 22, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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February 21, 2013

Miracle transplant saves Fleming Island woman’s life

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A Fleming Island woman receives a miracle transplant at the Mayo Clinic when she found a lung match from a donor down the hallway…”It became obvious that if a solution wasn’t found relatively fast, she was not going to survive,” said Dr. Cesar Keller, Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Keller, First Coast News, lung transplant, Lung Transplant Program


January 29, 2013

Hospitals Reassess the Age Factor in Evaluating Candidates For Kidney Transplants

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

That is why such experts as Kapur, Segev and Mikel Prieto, surgical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are trying to broaden the pool of potential living donors to include adults in their 60s and 70s…“It’s very common that patients in their 70s want to donate. […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, living donors, pancreas transplant, Washington Post


January 7, 2013

Competition Affects Who Gets a Liver Transplant: Study

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

More competition between medical centers that perform liver transplants may mean sicker patients get lower-quality donor organs, according to a U.S. study…”If you’re a sick, high-risk patient… then it’s in your interest that somebody will take more of a risk on you. The alternative is not surviving,” said Michael Charlton, a liver disease researcher from […]

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Tags: competition, Dr. Michael Charlton, liver disease, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Reuters


January 4, 2013

Phoenix-Area Organ Recipients Honor Donors in Rose Parade

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Okeke, a husband and father of three, made news when he became the first patient in the country to be discharged from the hospital with an artificial heart in May 2010. The 13-pound heart, known as the “Freedom Driver” by the staff at the Mayo Clinic, replaced the 400-pound device that had kept Okeke alive, […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Artificial Heart, Freedom Driver, heart transplant


January 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    January 4, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the Newsis a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations […]

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January 4, 2013

Phoenix-Area Organ Recipients Honor Donors in Rose Parade

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Okeke, a husband and father of three, made news when he became the first patient in the country to be discharged from the hospital with an artificial heart in May 2010. The 13-pound heart, known as the “Freedom Driver” by the staff at the Mayo Clinic, replaced the 400-pound device that had kept Okeke alive, […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Artificial Heart, Freedom Driver, organ donation, organ transplant


January 2, 2013

Helicopter Crash Victims Honored at Mayo Clinic

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Federal investigators are still working to determine what doomed a helicopter carrying a heart surgeon and technician from the Mayo Clinic in Florida last year. Dr. Luis Bonilla and procurement technician David Hines were flying from Jacksonville to Gainesville to retrieve a heart for transplant when their helicopter crashed Dec. 26, 2011. They were killed […]

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Tags: David Hines, Dr. Luis Bonilla, First Coast News, helicopter crash, SK Logistics


November 30, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    November 30, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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