New Transplant Blog Posts

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

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the 4th of July holiday. Today, on the transplant blog we are sharing the #MayoClinicRadio podcast and highlighting specific transplant interviews! Read and listen here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/mayoclinicradio/

Make today great!
Barbara

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@brotenbarbara

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the 4th of July holiday. Today, on the transplant blog we are sharing the #MayoClinicRadio podcast and highlighting specific transplant interviews! Read and listen here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/mayoclinicradio/

Make today great!
Barbara

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These podcasts ahe like a hidden treasure. Thank you Barbara for sharing here.
Has anybody taking the opportunity to view these?

I want to share another one that I discovered in Trending Posts on bottom of Connect's Home Page!
Bile Duct Cancer
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/podcasts/newsfeed-post/bile-duct-cancer/

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Hello Transplant Friends! Today's blog post can be helpful for those who are looking for a transplant center. We talk about the aspects of complex care that you should evaluate when searching for a transplant program that's right for you. Have you considered these points when looking for your transplant care? Which one was most important to you? https://mayocl.in/2LJ14J9

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Today's blog post is an overview of the latest Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) data that was released in July. SRTR is a key resource for transplant patients and their caregivers when making important decisions. Check out our blog post to learn more!

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/july-2019-program-summary-report-highlights/

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Happy Tuesday, we hope your week is off to a great start. Today on the blog we are sharing with you some recent transplant stories!

Check out these amazing individuals and their story here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/trending-transplant-stories/

Be well!
Barbara

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That beautiful fall season is upon us. Our trees here in Southern Minnesota are just beginning to change. If you happen to be in the Midwest this month or next month, be sure to take a drive and witness the colorful countryside. With fall, however, comes the dreaded cold and flu season. Today's blog post will give you tips on how to protect yourself and your family from the flu and illness. Let us know how you stay safe from illness all throughout the year!
https://mayocl.in/2mkWoxy

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Thanks for the reminder, Kristin. I just got home and am settling in after traveling and I have called my pharmacy to confirm that they have a supply of the flu vaccine on hand. They do! So, Before the end of this week I will have my flu shot. So will my husband, as recommended by my transplant team!

Who wants to join us ?

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@rosemarya

Thanks for the reminder, Kristin. I just got home and am settling in after traveling and I have called my pharmacy to confirm that they have a supply of the flu vaccine on hand. They do! So, Before the end of this week I will have my flu shot. So will my husband, as recommended by my transplant team!

Who wants to join us ?

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Got my Flu shot last week

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@jeanne5009

Got my Flu shot last week

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My husband and I got ours this morning 😊
There have already been 2 reported cases of flu up the road in Lexington KY.

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@keggebraaten

That beautiful fall season is upon us. Our trees here in Southern Minnesota are just beginning to change. If you happen to be in the Midwest this month or next month, be sure to take a drive and witness the colorful countryside. With fall, however, comes the dreaded cold and flu season. Today's blog post will give you tips on how to protect yourself and your family from the flu and illness. Let us know how you stay safe from illness all throughout the year!
https://mayocl.in/2mkWoxy

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@keggebraaten Thanks for the reminder. I will call Walgreen's tomorrow to see if they have the high-dose and if they do go down there and get mine. I find it odd that pharmacies have the flu shots before the doctors do!
JK

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@jeanne5009

Got my Flu shot last week

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@jeanne5009 It just occurred to me, since you are waiting for a transplant you might want to look into getting any immunizations that you can get now that are not allowed after transplant. Some of them have some live viruses in them and I have been informed that I can’t have them now due to being on immunosuppressants.

I know one of them is the shingles vaccine, both the old one and the new one, but I think that @rosemarya said that Mayo OK’d that. MGH has not yet. There are some others but I forget which ones, possibly the pneumonia one? The flu shot is definitely OK though. I hope that MGH will eventually, with more research, decide that the shingles one is OK.
JK

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@contentandwell

@jeanne5009 It just occurred to me, since you are waiting for a transplant you might want to look into getting any immunizations that you can get now that are not allowed after transplant. Some of them have some live viruses in them and I have been informed that I can’t have them now due to being on immunosuppressants.

I know one of them is the shingles vaccine, both the old one and the new one, but I think that @rosemarya said that Mayo OK’d that. MGH has not yet. There are some others but I forget which ones, possibly the pneumonia one? The flu shot is definitely OK though. I hope that MGH will eventually, with more research, decide that the shingles one is OK.
JK

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It was recommended to get the Shingrex, by my PCP and Mayo, which I did a few months ago. My husband and I both got the high dose flu shot a week ago. As JK said, it can't be a live virus. I'm a year and a half past a kidney transplant. I had pneumonia shots before transplant.:)

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@jeanne5009 @contentandwell Mayo made me get Tdap, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Zostavax, flu shot and pneumococcal shots. Because some of these involve multiple shots, it took me 6 months to get them all. I am on the kidney transplant list.

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@cmael

It was recommended to get the Shingrex, by my PCP and Mayo, which I did a few months ago. My husband and I both got the high dose flu shot a week ago. As JK said, it can't be a live virus. I'm a year and a half past a kidney transplant. I had pneumonia shots before transplant.:)

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@cmael I wish that MGH would determine that shingrix is safe for us. Hopefully soon.
JK

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@contentandwell

@jeanne5009 It just occurred to me, since you are waiting for a transplant you might want to look into getting any immunizations that you can get now that are not allowed after transplant. Some of them have some live viruses in them and I have been informed that I can’t have them now due to being on immunosuppressants.

I know one of them is the shingles vaccine, both the old one and the new one, but I think that @rosemarya said that Mayo OK’d that. MGH has not yet. There are some others but I forget which ones, possibly the pneumonia one? The flu shot is definitely OK though. I hope that MGH will eventually, with more research, decide that the shingles one is OK.
JK

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Phoenix Mayo oked me getting the new Shingles and i also get the flu every year. I was told the new shingles is not a live virus.

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