Sharing Mayo Clinic: Pedaling his way to a heart transplant

Greg Williams was faced with a choice. Cardiologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester had told Greg the rare disease amyloidosis that had brought him into their care was progressing, and it would likely lead to life-threatening congestive heart failure within four years if he didn’t get a heart transplant. Greg could either go home to Lauderdale, Minnesota, and leave what might have been the […]

Infographic: Bone marrow transplant

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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Bone marrow transplants save lives — more donors are needed

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Who can be a bone marrow donor? What’s the process for becoming one? ANSWER: In general, anyone between the ages of 18 and 60 who’s in good health can be a bone marrow donor. To be considered, all you need to do is join the national registry of potential donors. People who […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Fecal transplant for treatment of Clostridium difficile

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had recurring instances of C. diff. that normally is treated with antibiotics. I have read about fecal transplant as a potential treatment. How does this work? ANSWER: Clostridium difficile, also known as Clostridioides difficile and often called C. diff., is a bacterium that causes gastrointestinal symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Allma says goodbye to diabetes after kidney and pancreas transplant

For decades, Allma Johnson managed her diabetes with insulin and diet. But at 43, her heart and kidneys were failing as a result of the disease, and she needed a kidney and pancreas transplant. When Allma Johnson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 15, she knew her life would be forever changed. An active high school […]

Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics to increase lungs for transplantation in new building dedicated to medical discovery, innovation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic in Florida’s new Discovery and Innovation Building opened on Thursday, Aug. 22. Here, pioneering technology will increase the number of lungs available for transplant. The 75,000-square-foot building also will house an innovative Life Sciences Incubator that connects entrepreneurs with resources to bring medical solutions to market. Lungs are among the […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: From health care advisor to transplant patient to Mayo Clinic employee

Piper Nieters Su had spent years in Washington, D.C., working with institutions like Mayo Clinic on health care policy reform. Piper’s relationship with Mayo Clinic changed dramatically, however, after she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease. The comments from her spouse were made out of love, but they were given when Piper Nieters Su […]

Unique transplant technique offers hope to lung patients

Annually, the number of people awaiting transplants far exceeds the number of donors. For certain patients requiring lung transplantation, size matters.  In addition to matching blood and tissue type, organ size plays a significant role. “For certain lung transplant patients, for example, the size of their chest cavity may be mismatched due to the nature of […]

In the Loop: 6 transplants in 6 days

Sunday: Heart transplant Monday: Combined double lung and liver transplant Tuesday and Wednesday: One 12-hour left ventricular assist device procedure each day Thursday: Two lung transplants and a heart transplant Friday: Lung transplant What you’re reading is the surgical schedule of the cardiothoracic transplant team at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus for one week in May. […]

Infographic: Pancreas and kidney transplant for diabetics

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