Transplant

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Transplant page! Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States, performing over 1,500 solid organ and bone marrow transplants each year at our campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

In these pages, there are materials for transplant recipients as well as living donors. No matter where you are in your transplant journey, our goal is to connect you to others and provide you with information and support.

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Dec 13, 2017

Innovative Approach Offering Pathway to Liver Transplant for Patients Struggling to Lose Weight

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Approximately 19 million Americans have severe obesity, which is defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 40. Excess body fat can lead to cirrhosis and eventual liver failure, similar to the effects of long-term heavy drinking. This condition is called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Some patients with cirrhosis and liver [...]
Dec 5, 2017

Staying Positive While Waiting for a Transplant

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Rosemary was diagnosed with liver disease in 2001. Eight years later, her illness progressed to cirrhosis and end-stage liver failure, also triggering kidney failure. Following transfer from her home state, she underwent a liver and kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2009. We asked Rosemary to [...]
Staying Positive While Waiting for a Transplant
Nov 28, 2017

Meet the Expert: C. Burcin Taner, M.D.

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
When C. Burcin Taner, M.D., wants to wind down, you will often find him in the kitchen. Dr. Taner, a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, loves performing his own rendition of the Food Network’s reality TV show “Chopped”: opening the fridge, seeing what is available, then trying [...]
Meet the Expert: C. Burcin Taner, M.D.
Nov 21, 2017

Meet Remy: In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
There are nearly 100,000 people in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant. Remy Marceau is one of them, with a wait he’s had to endure twice as his body now rejects the kidney it received four years ago from a living donor. The rejection stunned family, friends and [...]
Meet Remy: In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On
Nov 14, 2017

The MELD Score: Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
If you’re a liver transplant patient, you’ve likely heard your doctors talk about your MELD score. Having a strong understanding of your MELD score and how it’s calculated is important because it often influences how long you’ll wait for your liver transplant. We’ve put together this blog post to help [...]
The MELD Score: Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions