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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

  April is Donate Life Month, which focuses attention on the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Tune in Saturday, April 19, 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 [...]

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Mayo Clinic Largest in Arizona for Pancreas Transplants

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic in Arizona has completed more than 200 pancreas transplants since the program opened in 2003, performing the highest number of simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants annually in Arizona. The benefit of pancreas transplantation is normalization of blood sugar levels, thereby eliminating the need for insulin. In [...]

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ABC Nightline Follows Up on Mayo Clinic Transplant Patients

  Watch ABC Nightline tonight at 11:35 p.m. CT / 12:35 a.m. ET for a follow-up story on two Mayo Clinic transplant patients. Colter Meinert, 10, and Jessica Danielson, 31, were both featured by Nightline last year when Facebook announced its partnership with Donate Life America to allowing users to add ‘donor’ to their Facebook [...]

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More Hispanic Organ Donations Needed

April is National Donate Life Month, held to encourage organ and tissue donation and to celebrate donors who give a new life to others. In the U.S., more than 118,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, and 19 percent are Hispanic. Experts say there is a need for organ donation in the Hispanic [...]

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Survey Says: Attitudes About Organ Donation Are Changing

A Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public’s support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing.  Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be likely or very likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family member in need. [...]

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Valentines Day is National Donor Day!

NEWS CONFERENCE: Record Number of Minnesota Heart Transplants in 2012 Last year Minnesota transplant centers performed a record number of heart transplants. LifeSource and Minnesota’s heart transplant centers – Abbott Northwestern, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – will hold a news conference today, to discuss [...]

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FRIDAY MYTH OR MATTER-OF-FACT

"HAVING 'ORGAN DONOR' ON YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE OR CARRYING A DONOR CARD IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO BE A DONOR" Join us on the next Medical Edge program when we speak with the Director of the Mayo Transplant Center, Dr. Brooks Edwards about organ transplants. We’ll hear the latest about what's [...]

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Milestone in Arizona for Bone Marrow Transplants

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (BMT) at Mayo Clinic in Arizona has performed 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.    B-roll and sound bites with Roberta Adams, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s BMT [...]

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Transmission Of Hepatitis C Infection To Patients

An extensive investigation into hepatitis C infections in three transplant patients led investigators to uncover the route of transmission. Mayo Clinic shares the lessons learned. Findings of an extensive investigation at Mayo Clinic, published in the April 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, serve as a warning to [...]

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