New Transplant Blog Posts

Posted by Kristin Eggebraaten @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

Happy Wednesday!
It's a rainy day around much of the country today. What a great time to sit inside and catch up on your reading. Today's blog post is the perfect place to start – a round-up of three posts that help you remember to care for yourself. We are often so busy caring for others that we forget about self-care. Learn more on the blog and stay dry today!
-Kristin
https://mayocl.in/2NTf2bO

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@keggebraaten

Happy Wednesday!
It's a rainy day around much of the country today. What a great time to sit inside and catch up on your reading. Today's blog post is the perfect place to start – a round-up of three posts that help you remember to care for yourself. We are often so busy caring for others that we forget about self-care. Learn more on the blog and stay dry today!
-Kristin
https://mayocl.in/2NTf2bO

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I am looking forward to reading this new blog today as my airport reading!
I can’t wait to hear (and learn) some more ideas from our members as the day progresses!

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Good morning!
In today's Meet the Expert blog post you get to meet someone who works primarily behind the scenes in a transplant center. Do you know the person who helped coordinator your deceased donor organ? At many centers that person is called the organ procurement coordinator. Learn more about Patti Weaver and her job function for Mayo Clinic in today's blog. Have a wonderful day everyone!
-Kristin
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/meet-the-expert-patti-weaver-r-n-transplant-procurement-coordinator/

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Happy Fall everyone!
The trees here in Minnesota are beautiful, but the temps could be a bit warmer. I hope everyone is enjoying the fresh apples and cider this week!

Today's blog post is for anyone who has had experience with NASH – nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. We have a great archive of content on our blog after two years of work, and we will offer you some round-ups of that content periodically. This post will give you three helpful articles about NASH to share with your followers. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/nash-patients-blog-round-up/

Have a wonderful week!
Kristin

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@keggebraaten

Happy Fall everyone!
The trees here in Minnesota are beautiful, but the temps could be a bit warmer. I hope everyone is enjoying the fresh apples and cider this week!

Today's blog post is for anyone who has had experience with NASH – nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. We have a great archive of content on our blog after two years of work, and we will offer you some round-ups of that content periodically. This post will give you three helpful articles about NASH to share with your followers. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/nash-patients-blog-round-up/

Have a wonderful week!
Kristin

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Transplant members,

Make a note to yourself to check out this New Transplant Blog Post site regularly!
and
Thank-you to the transplant staff for providing us with up-to-date and accurate information! You are the Best!!

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Good morning everyone!
Today's blog post might be helpful to anyone who is waiting for kidney transplant. Do you fully understand the differences between having a family member give you a kidney and getting a kidney from a stranger? Are there any major differences in the surgery or procedure? Today with the help of our Enterprise Kidney Paired Donor Coordinator, we posted a blog to answer these and other questions about nondirect kidney donation. Feel free to share this information with anyone you think might find it useful.
https://mayocl.in/2DBpwrx
Thanks!
Kristin

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Hi everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all survived the meal and family/friends for the weekend. It was cold here in Minnesota, but not too cold for some Black Friday good deals!
Today's blog post is another post about living donor surgery. If you are considering being a donor or someone in your circle is considering donation to you, there is never such a thing as having too much information. So we keep publishing blogs, hoping that everyone who is considering donation has the most information they can handle before they undergo surgery.
We want to sincerely thank Dr. Jadlowiec from our Arizona kidney team for providing us with today's great information.
Have a wonderful week!
-Kristin
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/living-kidney-donation-surgery-play-by-play/

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Good morning!
If you've been called in for transplant or have started your evaluation process, you likely know that the costs and convenience of lodging during this time is not always great. Hotels can be costly and let's face it, they aren't always clean enough for even the least picky guest, so they certainly aren't the best for a immune compromised patient. That's why Mayo Clinic, and other transplant centers, have made the choice to partner with hospitality houses, so that patients can have an easier – and cheaper- experience with lodging choices. Read more about our transplant house partners in the attached blog and share this info with anyone who might need a place to stay during their transplant process.
Have a wonderful week!
Kristin
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/transplant-hospitality-houses-a-home-away-from-home/

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In reply to @anthonyssad "Help lol" + (show)
@anthonyssad

@anthinyssad, I would like to extend a virtual handshake to welcome you to Mayo Connect. Connect is a place where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. It is also a place to ask questions and learn with others.

As a volunteer mentor, I am here to help you to connect with others who share similar concerns. I need for you to provide me with some information about yourself so that I can better assist you.

Are you a patient, or caregiver, or a donor? What kind of help are you looking for?

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In reply to @anthonyssad "Help lol" + (show)
@anthonyssad

@anthonyssad Welcome to Connect. We are here to help, what can we help you with? More than likely other Connect participants have had some experience that can help you.
JK

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@keggebraaten

Good morning!
If you've been called in for transplant or have started your evaluation process, you likely know that the costs and convenience of lodging during this time is not always great. Hotels can be costly and let's face it, they aren't always clean enough for even the least picky guest, so they certainly aren't the best for a immune compromised patient. That's why Mayo Clinic, and other transplant centers, have made the choice to partner with hospitality houses, so that patients can have an easier – and cheaper- experience with lodging choices. Read more about our transplant house partners in the attached blog and share this info with anyone who might need a place to stay during their transplant process.
Have a wonderful week!
Kristin
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/transplant-hospitality-houses-a-home-away-from-home/

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Make sure you are comfortable with the house rules before making a decision.

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