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 New Year everyone! It is hard to believe that 2019 is over and we have begun not only a new year, but a new decade as well. Today's blog post is reviewing the top 5 articles we posted in 2019. These include transplant food safety, transplant tourism, patient stories and more. Thank you all for connecting with us and each other this past year. The discussions are informative, supportive, and helpful to so many. We look forward to more great topics in 2020.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/2019-year-in-review-most-popular-posts/
-Olivia

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Recently, our Transplant Discussion Group has been actively talking about caregivers and the struggles they face. They are on the search for reliable, trusted, and most importantly HONEST information about what it's like to be a caregiver. We are trying to help with our blog post yesterday "What to Expect as a Transplant Caregiver". We hope that we hit on some of the topics that will better prepare you for your role as care taker for your loved one. Let us know the other struggles you have had in this important job.
https://mayocl.in/38qVNwM

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Who has stayed in one of the transplant hospitality houses during their transplant journey? What did you find most comforting about your stay? Transplant houses can provide patients with a unique housing option that a hotel can't provide – staying with patients who are going through a similar journey to yours. They can also provide a sparking clean environment that's important for patients after transplant. Learn more about the other conveniences of this option for housing when you need to visit your transplant center.
https://mayocl.in/388g7T8

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In today's blog post, we have given you resources about COVID-19 specific to transplant patients. We know there are many resources out there, and we want to be sure you have the most trusted and up-to-date information. If you find yourself with questions, consult these sources, or contact your transplant care team for information specific to your situation. Take care and stay safe!
https://mayocl.in/3bpWmIX

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My wife Laurie had her stem cell harvest last June and will be having her four days of pre-stem cell infusion testing this week at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She had been on a Multiple Myeloma Clinical Study which was going very well until the chemo infusions got to be a month apart and at the end of the first year was taken off some of her four drug regimen per the rules of the clinical study. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we are not sure if they will go ahead with the actual transplant scheduled for April 30th and possibly sooner if they can move it up. We will find out soon!

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My wife Laurie had her stem cell harvest last June and will be having her four days of pre-stem cell infusion testing this week at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She had been on a Multiple Myeloma Clinical Study which was going very well until the chemo infusions got to be a month apart and at the end of the first year was taken off some of her four drug regimen per the rules of the clinical study. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we are not sure if they will go ahead with the actual transplant scheduled for April 30th and possibly sooner if they can move it up. We will find out soon!

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@rhartl I hope that your wife's appointments will go ahead as planned. I'm sure you're both anxious to proceed. I also invite you to take part in the Multiple Myeloma discussions here:
– Multiple Myeloma https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/multiple-myeloma-26f521/
– Multiple Myeloma: Not a candidate for chemo, what's next? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/multiple-myaloma/
– Mobility during multiple myeloma treatment https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mobility-during-multiple-myeloma-treatment/

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Thank you Colleen.

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Hi All,

Check out our most recent blog posts on Using the Mayo Clinic App which touches on how the app can help keep you connected with your care team, schedule appointments and more. Our other post is on Diversity Among Organ Donors and how important that can be when it comes to transplantation.
https://mayocl.in/3dr5v4O
-Olivia

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Good morning everyone! Today's blog post might be helpful for you – especially if you've recently had a transplant and aren't sure about your recovery process just yet. Today we talk about who to call when you need to talk to someone. Most transplant centers want to follow their patients, at least for a few years after transplant. At Mayo Clinic, once a patient – always a patient. But who should you call when you have an issue? What does your transplant center need to know about? If you have a minor issue, do you need to call multiple doctors? Read more about who to contact when you need medical advice. As always, if you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
Have a wonderful week!
https://mayocl.in/3fXlt8W

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Hi Everyone,

The most recent blog post is on innovations in transplantation at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic continues to be a leader in transplant innovations with the goal to transform the way transplants are performed and increase organ availability for those waiting. Read some of the pioneering and cutting edge technologies, techniques and protocols that are happening across all three of our Mayo Clinic campuses.
https://mayocl.in/2XSqkjA

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Happy Friday to all!
Today's blog post is something we are asked about frequently at Mayo Clinic. If I have a relative who is in critical condition in the hospital in need of a liver transplant, can I be their living donor? Today's blog post addresses the appropriate situations for living donor liver transplant. As health care teams, we want to do what's best for our patients and the living donors who so graciously agree to give the gift of life. We hope this blog post offers some explanation about when living donation is appropriate and when a deceased donor is the best option. Have a wonderful weekend!
https://mayocl.in/2V2q7tD

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Hello to all,

We had two blog posts in July. The first is on how hepatitis C is no longer a barrier for transplantation and the research the Mayo Clinic and other hospitals are doing to help break down that barrier and increase the organ donor pool. The second is how donation chains save lives. It covers what the kidney paired donation process is and how it can develop into a ripple effect that benefits so many individuals. You can read both by clicking the link below!
https://mayocl.in/33b7sAM
-Olivia

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Good morning! Today's blog post is about our Hispanic Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Our colleagues there have done a fantastic job putting together a program specifically for the Spanish speaking population in the Southwest. Read more about this program and share the details with anyone who might benefit from having their care tailored to their Spanish heritage.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed-post/mayo-clinic-hispanic-transplant-program/

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Good morning!
Today's blog post is one of our favorites – a Meet the Expert post. We love to introduce you to our team members and allow you an inside peek into how much they all enjoy their jobs here at Mayo Clinic. This week we are happy to introduce you to TWO people who are part of our Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) team! Our ILDA team consists of many staff members at each of our three transplant clinics who have a special job of assisting and advocating for our living organ donors. Learn more about their role and let us know if you've had the privileged of visiting with an ILDA in your donation process.
Have a wonderful weekend!
https://mayocl.in/3gsUlOg

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Hello everyone,
Today's blog post is a reminder of some of the great information we've published in the past regarding the road to organ transplant. Check out this round-up of blog posts that you may have missed!
https://mayocl.in/3hccSyv

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