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New Transplant Blog Posts

Posted by @keggebraaten, Feb 21, 2017

Hello everyone,
We hope this finds everyone well today! We have started this discussion today to announce a new blog post. Every week, we will reply to this discussion to let you know when something new is published. Watch for new information often!

Have a productive and enjoyable week!
– Kristin

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Hi all,
Today’s new blog post is “Improving Your Sleep Could Lead to Improving Your Days”. This post talks about ways you can try to improve your restful time so your days can be productive and enjoyable. Feel free to comment if you have other ideas that help you sleep better!
– Improving Your Sleep Could Lead to Improving Your Days http://mayocl.in/2lIxW73

Thanks!
-Kristin

Hi everyone,

Our transplant blog was updated again today with a can’t-miss story! In this post we introduce you to Andy Sandness, Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant patient. Andy’s story represents a major milestone for our transplant center. We are THRILLED for Andy and wish him well as he returns home to Wyoming. Hope you are as inspired as we are by this miraculous story.

– Meet Andy: Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant Patient http://mayocl.in/2mm0WOE

Hi everyone,
Today we updated our blog with some information that deserves some attention. We know patients who get transplants are tasked with trying to figure out how to pay for their post-transplant medications. These medications can cost thousands of dollars a month, and we want to provide patients with tips on how they might lessen the burden of these drug costs. Check out our new blog today: How to Save Money on Your Medications – http://mayocl.in/2mma0qE. We hope you find some tips to help you.
Have a wonderful weekend,
– Kristin

@keggebraaten

Hi everyone,
Today we updated our blog with some information that deserves some attention. We know patients who get transplants are tasked with trying to figure out how to pay for their post-transplant medications. These medications can cost thousands of dollars a month, and we want to provide patients with tips on how they might lessen the burden of these drug costs. Check out our new blog today: How to Save Money on Your Medications – http://mayocl.in/2mma0qE. We hope you find some tips to help you.
Have a wonderful weekend,
– Kristin

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Thanks for this valuable information. I am going to check it out when I have a better opportunity to read thru it.
I really appreciate all of the information that you are presenting on this blog.

Rosemary

I have been told, “You are never too old to learn.” In this case I’ll say “You are never too many years post transplant to learn more!”

Today on our blog, we introduce and honor our wonderful Connect moderator @rosemarya. Learn what inspired Rosemary to be a Connect moderator, and how her experience is going so far: http://mayocl.in/2mp42Vg. Thanks for all you do, Rosemary!

Hi everyone, In our latest blog, we’re sharing information about our transplant webinar taking place at the end of this month. We hope you check it out!

Here’s the link:
http://mayocl.in/2njIdbl

Have a great day.

Is your transplant journey just getting started? If so, check out our new blog post on an important tool for finding the transplant center that’s best for you. The tool is called the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients. Heard of it? If not, be sure to take a read and let us know your thoughts. http://mayocl.in/2noq6Aa

Kristen

Today on the blog we’re introducing you to Jolinda. Jolinda came to Mayo Clinic needing a kidney transplant, and in tremendous pain and discomfort caused by polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Check out her story and hear how she was part of a pioneering approach to treating PKD. Here’s the link:
http://mayocl.in/2ovmqtB

Thanks!

April is National Donate Life Month and we invite you to join us in celebrating this special observance for our transplant community. Today’s blog post provides background and history Donate Life Month, as well as a few tips for getting involved. Check it out!

http://mayocl.in/2n7Xn3z

Kristen

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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Thank you ,Kristin, for another helpful blog entry.
I want to invite @lcamino, @pkindron, @contentandwell, @chattykathy to be aware of this information. I hope that you will find this helpful. It certainly relates to our recent conversations!
Rosemary.

@keggebraaten Great link, Kristin, it answers a lot of questions. At this point since I have put two things out on facebook about donating organs I would hesitate to add a third.
This cracked me up: “MYTH: As a recipient, I may develop personality traits or likes/dislikes of my donor through their organ donation.”. A week or so after coming home I was sitting in the Family room with the TV on to a sports network — my husband had apparently left it on and forgotten that. I was not paying attention to the TV but my husband came in and saw the sports show on and immediately figured I must have a male liver!
JK

@contentandwell

@keggebraaten Great link, Kristin, it answers a lot of questions. At this point since I have put two things out on facebook about donating organs I would hesitate to add a third.
This cracked me up: “MYTH: As a recipient, I may develop personality traits or likes/dislikes of my donor through their organ donation.”. A week or so after coming home I was sitting in the Family room with the TV on to a sports network — my husband had apparently left it on and forgotten that. I was not paying attention to the TV but my husband came in and saw the sports show on and immediately figured I must have a male liver!
JK

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Thanks @contentandwell,
If my husband ever saw me watching sports, he would think his real wife was abducted by aliens and someone replaced me on my couch cushion, so I completely understand your husband’s concern. 🙂

@keggebraaten I guess you and I are of similar minds. I feel sort of badly when I cannot enjoy watching sports with him. For that reason most years he flies west for Superbowl weekend to watch it on TV with our son (he skipped two years due to my condition. One year our daughter came and stayed here for the weekend). Of course being from southern NH and both originally from the Boston area it was HUGE deal that the Patriots won in such a historic game.
JK

@keggebraaten

Hi everyone,
Today we updated our blog with some information that deserves some attention. We know patients who get transplants are tasked with trying to figure out how to pay for their post-transplant medications. These medications can cost thousands of dollars a month, and we want to provide patients with tips on how they might lessen the burden of these drug costs. Check out our new blog today: How to Save Money on Your Medications – http://mayocl.in/2mma0qE. We hope you find some tips to help you.
Have a wonderful weekend,
– Kristin

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Hello Rosemary,

I am new to this blog (tonight is my first night). I am on the Mayo Kidney transplant list and in the process of trying to find a live donor. Earlier this evening when I logged on there was a post by someone who was willing to donate a kidney. Since I am new to this site I have not been able to find that post so I can try to connect with this potential donor. Could you help me find this individuals post?

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