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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ2oD_70mT4 April is National Donate Life Month. Nearly 125,000 Americans are currently on the national transplant waiting list. A heart transplant has spared ...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Heart transplant experts from Mayo Clinic presented findings from three recent clinical studies involving heart transplant patients. The presentations took place during the 2015 International Society of Heart & Lung Transplant (ISHLT) in Nice, France, April 15–18. Mayo Clinic physicians presented oral and poster presentations on 16 studies at ISHLT this year. The conference attracts 3,000 health care professionals from 45 countries who represent more than 15 different medical disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-stage heart and lung disease. A few highlights of the Mayo Clinic-related research include: “Are psychosocial characteristics predictive of death and rehospitalization after destination left ventricular assist device?” This study examined psychosocial factors, such as drug use, depression and nonsmoking status to determine if they are associated with higher rehospitalization risk after a patient has received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The study concluded that drug use, depression and nonsmoking status are associated with higher rehospitalization risk after LVAD. These data may be helpful in stratifying and communicating risk to patients who are considering LVAD as destination therapy. Mayo Clinic researchers involved in this study include Shannon Dunlay, M.D., M.S.; Sarah Schettle, PAC; David Snipelisky, M.D.; Shashank Sharma; Sudhir Kushwaha, M.D.; John Stulak, M.D. Date of presentation: April 15
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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. 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: email@example.com 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:
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/ MEDIA CONTACT: Ginger Plumbo, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org