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Tue, Jul 28 at 9:00am CDT by Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager · View  

A Minnesota woman, who was the first bone marrow transplant recipient at Mayo Clinic in 1963, returned to Rochester more than five decades after her procedure to visit the doctor who performed the transplant.

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Nancy ligon

Tue, Jun 30 at 7:20pm CDT by Nancy ligon · View  

Hello All. My name is Nancy. I was Dxed with IPF 2014. [...]

Hello All. My name is Nancy. I was Dxed with IPF 2014. I know am going to go thru the process of being placed on transplant list . I am hoping I can get advice from the get go on this .Afraid and stupid and otherwise in good health ( end stage lung disease in right lung) 61... Help. What can I expect?

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Sun, Jun 14 at 10:37pm CDT by KARENMARYANNE · View  


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Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager (@kelseydm) responded Mon, Jun 15 at 9:16am CDT · View

Hi Karen! Here is an article about diet and nutrition after a liver transplant: Hope this helps!

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Shawn Bishop

Tue, Jun 9 at 9:30am CDT by Shawn Bishop · View  

What Patients Need to Know About Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma and Liver Transplant

On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Noon CT, Mayo Clinic will host an interactive webinar on hilar cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts). Julie Heimbach, MD, Liver Transplant Program Surgical Director, and Sumera Rizvi, MBBS, Gastroenterology and Hematology Fellow, will discuss hilar cholangiocarcinoma symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, including liver transplantation. A live question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager

Tue, Jun 2 at 9:06am CDT by Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager · View  

The rapidly evolving field of regenerative medicine—including stem cells, 3-D printing and bioengineering, among other technologies—is helping repair, and even regenerate, body parts and tissues damaged by disease, trauma or age. “Regenerative medicine is not trying to create the bionic man but to harness the healing powers of the human body and buttress them,” says Andre Terzic, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine in Rochester, Minn. That means treating chronic or degenerative ailments and replacing failing organs.

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Howard King

Wed, Jan 7 at 8:32pm CDT by Howard King · View  

Hello all. My name is Howard and I have been Diagnosed with [...]

Hello all.
My name is Howard and I have been Diagnosed with NASH. I'm not a drinker and my Dr. said it probably started out as Fatty Liver disease. I've been listed for two year's for liver transplant due to cirrhosis of the Liver. When it first started out I was sick all the time and in the hospital 4 time's. In November of 2013 my MELD score went up to 23. But since then I've made lifestyle changes and my meld is down to a 14. I still fight with the chronic fatige but feel pretty good all thing's considered. Has anyone else out there experciened this also ?. I almost feel like it's the calm before the storm.

Howard King

Howard King (@hurtle12) responded Tue, May 5 at 5:35pm CDT · View

Hi Dianne Thank's for your response. I can relate to what your going thru with the pain and fatige and just not feeling well anymore. I saw were you had said you believe that milk thistle has helped you with your nash. Is this something you take everyday ? I need to research it farther. Like you said ,medical technology has come a long way but we all need to do everything that we can [...]

Howard King

Howard King (@hurtle12) responded Tue, May 5 at 5:38pm CDT · View

Thank's for your seconed reply. That made my day with your quote .Don't worry about nothing and pray about everything. I hope you don't mind if I use that again. And I agree with you 100%, Exercise is a must. Evan if it's just a little

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Cindy Elliott

Tue, Apr 14 at 11:26am CDT by Cindy Elliott · View  

Interactive Webinar: What Patients and Donors Need to Know About Living-Donor Kidney Transplant at Noon CT today:

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John Franks

Thu, Apr 9 at 1:07pm CDT by John Franks · View  

I need to more about mayo clinic? Because I need to know more about how, the mayo clinic dose there living-donor kidney transplant etc etc. because I am dealing with a clinic that seams not to care really of what I am asking, saying, or wishes that I want to know that is possible for what I want to do. I would like to say my side of thinks! Do you understand what I am trying to say? Thinks for your time. jon

Lauren Spiceland

Lauren Spiceland (@LaurenSpiceland) responded Mon, Apr 13 at 11:50am CDT · View

Hey John, have you registered for the living-donor kidney transplant webinar? Two of our transplant experts will give a short presentation and answer questions tomorrow at noon:

My son

My son (@lisaann52) responded Mon, Apr 13 at 6:59pm CDT · View

The webinar is just what I need. My son is going to need a transplant in the next few years. This will be his second in 20 years. There are more resources available now and I plan on learning as much as possible .

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