Items Tagged ‘organ transplant’

December 20, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

December 20, 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. This is our last news summary of 2013. Please […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABC15, american heart association, American Society of Hematology, anesthesia, antibacterial soap, AP, aphasia, Arizona State University, Associated Press, ASU, bacteria

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

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

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

June 12, 2012

Shopping for Organ-Transplant Advice? Head to MOA

By Mystery User

Latest from The Business Journals Exsulin seeks M for diabetes drugMayo Clinic to buy Fairview’s Red Wing Health ServicesMayo gets .7M for children’s mental health program Follow this company won’t transplant organs at its Mall of American outpost, but it will use the location to consult patients about the procedures, the Pioneer Press reports. Mayo’s […]

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Tags: Mall of America, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, organ transplant, patient consult

June 11, 2012

Mayo Clinic to Offer Organ Transplant Consultations at the Mall of America

By Mystery User

Heading to the Mall of America?  Feel free to put heart transplants — or at least information about them — on your shopping list.  The Mayo Clinic is extending a small portion of its organ-transplantation service for adult patients to a storefront it operates inside the Bloomington mall… “If there are patients in the Twin […]

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Tags: consultation, Dr. David Hayes, heart transplant, Mall of America, organ transplant, Pioneer Press

May 1, 2012

Waiting Game: 9 Organ Transplant Patients Fight to Survive

By Mystery User

For many patients in need of vital organ transplants, life is a waiting game. For some, getting a new, healthy organ can happen overnight. But for most, the wait is much longer. Sometimes it can take years. To see the organ transplant process in real-time, “Nightline” spent time with patients on the transplant waiting list […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABC Nightline, Dan Lieberman, Ely Brown, organ transplant

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