Mayo Clinic in Arizona has completed its 2,000th kidney transplant since the program opened in 1999 – a milestone that places the program among the 10 largest kidney transplant programs in the Uunited States. The 2,000th patient, a 24-year-old man from Arizona, received a kidney from a deceased donor and is recuperating well at Mayo Clinic Hospital, following the two-hour surgery.
Raymond Heilman, M.D., chair of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, says, "Our work with Donor Network of Arizona is critical to the success of the program. It is their dedication and educational programs about the importance of organ donation that keeps the message in the mainstream. More and more people are saying 'yes' to the generous and important gift of life."
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