- By Jennifer O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: Gift of Life Transplant House
In 1973, Ed Pompeian received the "gift of life" — a kidney from his mother, Helen. Ed’s personal experience at Mayo Clinic led him to believe that transplant patients and their families would be more comfortable if they could live in a home-like setting during their treatment. Ed's dream became a reality when he helped found the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1984. In 2009, a second house was added to meet the growing need. Gift of Life Transplant House is a not-for-profit independent Hospital Hospitality House and a member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Mary Wilder, director of the Gift of Life Transplant House, and house resident John Roise will give you an inside look at how staying at Gift of Life helps ease the financial and emotional burdens of a transplant journey. Also on the program, Dr. Tobias Kohler, a urologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain the latest treatments for erectile dysfunction. And Capt. Lori Cline, an American Airlines pilot, will discuss the training and testing required for commercial airline pilots to be cleared to fly.
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