• Patience and a Plan Pays Off for Transplant Patient

a group of Mayo Clinic nurses and medical staff in hospital hallway with patient Randy Marlow

April is National Donate Life Month. On any given day, more than 120,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for lifesaving donor organs to become available.

Randy Marlow was 1 of more than 4,000 people in need of a heart transplant. He recalls being told that the odds were really stacked against him. A host of factors made finding a compatible donor extremely challenging. Still, his Mayo Clinic doctors told him, if he had the patience, they had a plan. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Watch: Patience and a Plan Pays Off for Transplant Patient

Journalists: A broadcast-quality video pkg (6:04) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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