Bone marrow transplant

Bone marrow transplantAug. 05, 2020 A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into your body to replace your damaged or diseased bone marrow. Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplants can benefit people with a […]

Bone marrow transplant / retinoblastoma / cardio-oncology rehabilitation

Bone marrow transplant / retinoblastoma / cardio-oncology rehabilitationJune 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic Radio: Bone marrow transplant / retinoblastoma / cardio-oncology rehabilitation

A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into your body to replace your damaged or diseased bone marrow. Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplants can benefit people with a variety of both cancerous (malignant) […]

Mayo Clinic identifies factors to predict mortality in pediatric liver transplant

The current system of prioritizing children with liver disease who are waiting for transplantation may not be optimal because the Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score (PELD) may underestimate risk of dying before a liver transplant in some children if kidney function is not taken into consideration. Adding the values from two additional blood tests, a […]

Connecting Patients: COVID-19 and transplant patients

Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. You can also read Mayo Clinic expert blogs and take part in educational events. COVID-19 and Transplant Patients “As a kidney transplant recipient I have been extra vigilant/worried about protecting myself as COVID-19 spreads. Like […]

In the Loop: After heart transplant, surgeon returns to operating room

After a heart transplant in 2018, Dr. Robert Montgomery, a surgeon at NYU, turned to an experimental protocol at Mayo Clinic. The new drug eliminated his tremors and allowed him to return to surgery. When he was just 29, Robert Montgomery had a defibrillator placed in his chest to guard against the symptoms of familial dilated cardiomyopathy, a […]

Mayo Clinic marks 20,000th transplant performed in Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic transplant team recently performed the 20,000th transplant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This major milestone comes as researchers study the potential for regenerative medicine approaches to dramatically transform how transplants are performed in the future. Regenerative medicine aims to shift the focus from treating disease to tapping the body’s […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Sweet homecoming after successful heart and kidney transplants

The road home was long for Laura Richardson as she battled through medical setbacks, and a protracted wait for a heart transplant and a kidney transplant. But when Laura finally returned healthy and happy to her beloved farm in Iowa, the reunion with friends and family was especially heartwarming. In Iowa, panoramic views of greenery, […]

Science Saturday: Restoring function with larynx transplantation

Mayo Clinic has launched a first of its kind regenerative transplant program aimed at restoring function for people who need their larynx, or voice box, removed. In the United States about 60,000 people are living without a larynx, due to disease or trauma. The larynx is a segment of the respiratory tract located in the […]

Connecting Patients: What to expect as a transplant caregiver

A caregiver can be many things. For transplant patients, the caregiver can be the difference between a successful transplant and a failed organ. Most transplant centers require patients to have a caregiver at all times throughout the process both pre- and post-transplant. Most centers also provide helpful tips and even printed education materials so caregivers […]

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