Transplant

November 16, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    November 16, 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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Tags: adult stem cells, AEDs, alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer’s Reading Room, American Idol, Amsterdam News, Baltimore News, Barcelona News, blood cancer disorders, bone marrow transplants, Britain News, CPR


October 19, 2012

Kidney Transplant Successful for Former Bullhead City Police Sergeant

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Kidney transplant surgery was performed Wednesday at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale on Kellie Boff and Mike Newman. Both are doing well. Boff, 43, donated a kidney to Newman, 57. Newman, a retired sergeant, was one of the Bullhead City Police Department’s founding members. Prior to receiving his new kidney, he was in the renal […]

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Tags: kidney donation, kidney transplant, Mohave Valley Daily News, renal failure


October 12, 2012

Walmart Workers To Get No-Cost Surgery At Mayo Clinic, Other Top Hospitals

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Walmart employees will now be able to get heart, spine and transplant surgeries at six of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals at no cost, the world’s largest retailer announced Thursday. Under what Walmart calls the “Centers of Excellence” program, employees and dependents enrolled in the company’s health benefits won’t pay out-of-pocket for medical care or […]

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Tags: Centers of Excellence program, Cleveland Clinic, free surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Huffington Post, Walmart


October 5, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

October 5, 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 relation Philadelphia […]

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Tags: ABC News, Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Republic, beta-blocker pills, Brad Jones, brain cancer, Cancer, Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, clinical trials, concussions, Dr Bart Demaerschalk


September 5, 2012

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Reaches 1,000th Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Milestone

By Mystery User

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona recently reached a milestone by performing its 1,000th adult bone marrow transplant. Mayo Clinic’s BMT program, in collaboration with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, is the largest BMT program in Arizona… “This milestone represents Mayo Clinic’s commitment to the highest-quality care for these extremely compromised patients, […]

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Tags: Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Roberta Adams, HealthCanal, Pheonix Children's Hospital


August 7, 2012

Transplant Centers Struggle With Donors’ Obesity

By Mystery User

When his mother’s kidneys began to fail three years ago, Ed Guillen knew what he had to do: donate one of his kidneys to her…He was ineligible to be a donor, even before tests to see if he was a genetic match.  At 5-foot-10 and around 280 pounds, Mr. Guillen, a 39-year-old software developer in […]

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Tags: Dr. Sandra Taler, NY Times, Obesity, organ transplant


July 10, 2012

Mesa Dancer, 21, Waits for New Heart

By Mystery User

“Waiting. For now, I’m just waiting,” says 21-year-old Mesa resident, Mia Welch… On Nov. 1, Welch underwent the surgery at Mayo to remove her heart and replace it with an artificial one. First, she was hooked by tubes from her abdomen to a machine called “Big Blue,” which weighed over 400 pounds. Now on a […]

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Tags: Big Blue, heart transplant, Mia Welch


July 10, 2012

Heart Found for Woman Left Waiting After Helicopter Crash

By Mystery User

Action News has learned the woman who was left waiting for a heart after a helicopter sent to pick one up for her crashed in Clay County may be getting a second shot. Family friends tells us she spent the day at the Mayo Hospital after receiving a call Thursday morning that a new heart […]

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Tags: crash, helicopter, J.T. Rhodes


July 9, 2012

Air Charter Firm in Mayo Crash Files for Chapter 7

By Mystery User

The business was losing money, but SK Logistics Inc. president and founder E. Hoke Smith found purpose helping transplant patients until a December 2011 helicopter crash killed him and two Mayo Clinic employees trying to save a heart patient.   Jacksonville Business Journal by Sarah Mueller

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Tags: E. Hoke Smith, SK Logistics


June 28, 2012

Thousands of Minnesotans Waiting for Organ Transplants

By Mystery User

There are 2,855 lives on the line in Minnesota today, with another 100,000 across the country.  That’s enough people to fill both the Metrodome and Target Field combined. Each are waiting for organ or tissue transplants. It’s an issue near and dear to KSTP Meteorologist Ken Barlow’s heart…Wednesday, Governor Dayton honored the families of 120 donors, […]

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Tags: KSTP, organ donation, organ transplant


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