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April 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

April 17 is ‘Donate Life Day’ in Rochester

By Ginger Plumbo

Wear blue and green, attend ‘Walk of Remembrance’ and flag ceremony to commemorate

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Friday, April 17, is “Donate Life Day” in Rochester, an annual recognition to raise awareness about organ donation. LifeSource, Gift of Life Transplant House and Mayo Clinic Transplant Center are hosting a “Walk of Remembrance” and flag ceremony starting at 4:30 p.m. on the Saint Marys Hospital campus. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.Gift of Life Transplant House

More than 120,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Nearly 2,000 of those are children. Mayo Clinic has over 3,000 patients on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national waiting list. An average of 21 people die each day in the United States waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ginger Plumbo, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, Email: newsbureau@mayo.edu

April is National Donate Life Month, and events are happening across the country to increase support for organ, tissue and eye donation. In addition to the Donate Life Day event in Rochester, there are several other ways to participate or observe Donate Life Month: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, LifeSource, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Minnesota news release, National Donate Life Month, News Release, Organ Donation


April 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Free Webinar for Donors and Patients on Living-donor Kidney Transplants

By Ginger Plumbo

Kidney transplant surgeon

Dr. Mikel Prieto

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Prospective kidney transplant patients, families of adult and pediatric transplant candidates, and potential living kidney donors are invited to attend a free, public webinar about living-donor kidney transplants hosted by Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic is a leader in kidney transplants, performing approximately 550 kidney transplants each year and has one of the largest living-donor kidney transplant programs in the United States.

“As living organ donation, especially non-directed or ‘Good Samaritan’ donation, becomes more widely known and accepted, we want to provide more information about innovations in donation and transplantation,” says Mikel Prieto, M.D., surgical director of Kidney Transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “We also want to provide a forum to answer questions for prospective donors, recipients, and their family members.”

What:  Free Webinar

When:  April 14 at noon CDT

Topic: What Patients and Donors Need to Know About Living-Donor Kidney Transplants

Host:  Mayo Clinic Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program

Register:  http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/interactive-webinar-what-patients-and-donors-need-to-know-about-living-donor-kidney-transplant/

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Tags: Dr Carl Cramer, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr Phil Fischer, kidney transplant, Minnesota news release, Organ Donation, transplant


December 8th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Liver Transplants: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio episode,  Julie Heimbach, M.D., and Charles Rosen, M.D., join us to talk about dramatic changes happening in the world of liver transplants. For instance, it wasn’t long ago that patients with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or a certain type of tumor would not have been eligible for a liver transplant. That's no longer true.  We’ll also discuss a fairly novel approach to patients with obesity-related liver disease, which is to combine liver transplant with bariatric surgery. Obesity is one of the fastest growing reasons for needing a liver transplant. We hope you’ll join us.

Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 12-6-14

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Tags: Dr Charles Rosen, Dr Julie Heimbach, liver, Mayo Clinic Radio, Organ Donation, podcast, transplant


November 10th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Last Brother’s Heart

By Dennis Douda

A Detroit area man has a very special appreciation for the value of organ donation. It helped him survive a medical condition that has decimated his immediate family. For the Mayo Clinic News Network, Dennis Douda has the story of the last brother and the efforts to help him be well again. [TRT 1:50]

Journalists: A broadcast quality video package and additional b-roll video are available in the downloads. To access the script, click here

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Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Brooks Edwards, Heart Transplant, HL, noncompaction cardiomyopathy, Organ Donation, Pkg


July 29th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Familia Bacardi faz doação para contribuir com avanço da pesquisa da medicina regenerativa na Mayo Clinic

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Flórida — Imagine que no futuro pode ser possível criar novo pulmão, usando o próprio material celular do paciente; ou um dia em que será possível repor com uma injeção células que permitam curar uma lesão no cérebro, nos nervos ou em outros tecidos.

 

 

A medicina regenerativa não é mais ficção científica. É uma doação substancial de Jorge e Leslie Bacardi, das Bahamas,  irá acelerar significativamente as pesquisas do Centro de Medicina Regenerativa da Clínica Mayo, em Jacksonville, na Flórida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Dr Cesar A Keller, Dr Thomas A Gonwa, Jorge Bacardi, Leslie Bacardi, Lung Disease, Matthew Clark PhD, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Organ Donation, portugues, Portuguese, Portuguese news release, Regenerative Medicine, transplantation


July 29th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Bacardi hace significativo aporte a la investigación de Mayo Clinic en Medicina Regenerativa

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Imagine un futuro en el que se cultiva un nuevo pulmón   para un paciente que lo necesita, usando el propio material celular del afectado. O un día en el que una inyección de células de reemplazo permitirá a un paciente auto-curar su daño en el cerebro, nervios u otros tejidos.

 

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Tags: Dr Cesar A Keller, Dr Thomas A Gonwa, En español, espanol, Jorge Bacardi, Leslie Bacardi, Lung Disease, Matthew Clark PhD, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Organ Donation, Regenerative Medicine, spanish, Spanish News Release, transplantation


July 29th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Bacardi’s Gift to Significantly Advance Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Research

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a future in which a new lung is grown for a patient in need, using the patient’s own cellular material, or a day when an injection of replacement cells will enable a patient to self-heal damage in the brain, nerves or other tissues.

 

Regenerative medicine is no longer science fiction, and a substantial gift from Jorge and Leslie Bacardi of the Bahamas will significantly accelerate the research of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine on the Florida campus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, Dr Cesar A Keller, Dr Thomas A Gonwa, Gabriel House of Care, Heart Disease, Jorge Bacardi, Leslie Bacardi, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Organ Donation, Regenerative Medicine, stroke, Research, Florida News Release, Lung Disease


July 7th, 2014

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By Joel Streed

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Radio, Organ Donation, Radio, rerun


July 7th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Good Samaritan Donor: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Joel Streed

This week's program is a rebroadcast from Donate Life Month, focusing on the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Tune in as we discuss organ donation with good samaritan kidney donor Philip Fischer, M.D., and director of the Mayo Clinic kidney transplant program Mikel Prieto, M.D. There is so much to learn about donating the gift of life! Join us! Miss the show?

Here is the podcast! Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 7-05-2014

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Radio, Organ Donation, podcast, transplant


July 4th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

By Dana Sparks

Montage of Mayo Clinic Radio pictures

This week's program is a rebroadcast from Donate Life Month, focusing on the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Tune in this Saturday, July 5, at 9 a.m. CT, as we discuss organ donation with good samaritan kidney donor Philip Fischer, M.D., and director of the Mayo Clinic kidney transplant program Mikel Prieto, M.D. There is so much to learn about donating the gift of life! Join us!

Myth or Matter of Fact:  I'm not in the best of health, so I probably can't be a donor.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here

More information about Living Organ Donation can be found here.  
The Living Donor Evaluation Form can be found here
The Mayo Transplant Center can be reached at 866-227-1569

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment July 6, 2014 (right click MP3) 

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Tags: Dr Fischer, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr Philip Fischer, Dr. Prieto, kidney transplant, Organ Donation