• By Dana Sparks

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

May 28, 2015

heart transplant surgery with Dr. Daly

Human organ transplantation has come a long way since the first heart transplant in 1967. But despite advances, there are still more than 100,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a donor organ. We'll get an update on the state of organ transplantation from the director of the William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Brooks Edwards. We'll also hear from transplant surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen, who led teams that performed five liver transplants in one 24-hour period. Also on the program, springtime allergies are at their peak, and allergy specialist Dr. Rohit Divekar has tips for reducing symptoms. And pediatric surgeon Dr. Christopher Moir explains how to prevent pediatric falls among young children.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: The first organ to be transplanted in a human was a kidney, not a heart.

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almost every time I am in the area by the elevators outside desk 2B I am assisting people in finding their way to mammography or radiology, and that is with desk 2B there. I certainly hope there are plenty of hospitality volunteers readily available for our clinic patients and family as the wayfinding is not clear to them. Thank you for this communication.

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almost every time I am in the area by the elevators outside desk 2B I am assisting people in finding their way to mammography or radiology, and that is with desk 2B there. I certainly hope there are plenty of hospitality volunteers readily available for our clinic patients and family as the wayfinding is not clear to them. Thank you for this communication.

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We completely agree. It has definitely been an ongoing issue of wayfinding in that area. After October 1st, facilities will be doing an audit of the area to see ways to better improve the wayfinding. I appreciate the commitment by our employees because I see it every day that someone is assisting patients in that hallway. By closing the 2B doors we hope it will simplify the directions, but I am sure we all (not just volunteers) will still need to do our part helping our patients get to their destination. Thank you so much for what you do. Jamie Coder RT(R), MHA, CRA| Mgr- Operations Radiology | Department of Radiology| Office 608-392-4612 | Mobile 608-451-2836 | coder.jamie@mayo.edu Mayo Clinic Health System | 700 West Avenue South | La Crosse, WI 54601 | mayoclinichealthsystem.org

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