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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Aug 15, 2017

Meet Richard: Liver Transplant Gives Jacksonville Man New Hope, Twice

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Meet Richard. Richard’s path to transplantation began when he started experiencing problems related to hepatitis C. When Richard’s liver became too damaged to function, he was placed on the organ donation waiting list and moved from his home in Maine to Jacksonville to increase his odds of receiving a liver [...]
Meet Richard: Liver Transplant Gives Jacksonville Man New Hope, Twice
Aug 8, 2017

Transplant Resource: Using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Your journey to organ transplantation will include many important decisions, including where to receive your transplant care. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) is a critical resource that can empower your research into the various transplant centers that perform the type of transplant you need. Here are five things [...]
Transplant Resource: Using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
Aug 1, 2017

Post-Transplant Mental Health & Well-being: Q&A with Shelia Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Receiving an organ transplant is a major, life-changing event. Often we think of the physical changes patients experience after transplant. Patients slowly go from being sick to being well again; they’re adjusting to new medications; routines they previously required to stay alive may no longer be needed. But transplant patients [...]
Post-Transplant Mental Health & Well-being: Q&A with Shelia Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.
Jul 25, 2017

Getting Listed for Transplant

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
A key step in your journey to transplantation is getting listed for transplant. If you’re wondering how to begin, we’re here to help! When a transplant candidate has been evaluated and approved for transplant, they’re added to the national waiting list managed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). [...]
Getting Listed for Transplant
Jul 18, 2017

Is There a Cut Off Age for Kidney Transplant?

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Nadeen Khoury, M.D. was a special contributor to this blog post. Dr. Khoury is a renal transplant fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her interests include kidney transplant in the elderly and pregnancy after kidney transplant.  One hot topic in the world of transplant has been what the appropriate cut off [...]
Is There a Cut Off Age for Kidney Transplant?
Jul 11, 2017

Meet Terrance: After a Liver Transplant, Financial Advisor Turns to Helping Others

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Heart palpitations sent Terrance to his local hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. But if he was being honest, he hadn’t felt well for the past six months. His eyes were bloodshot, he was jaundiced and had bruises. Terrance had severely deteriorated liver function. After getting his situation under control, Terrance [...]
Meet Terrance: After a Liver Transplant, Financial Advisor Turns to Helping Others
Jul 6, 2017

Three Reasons Why Getting a Second Opinion Is Worth It

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Getting a second opinion when you’ve been told you need a transplant takes time, travel and money, so why do it? A new Mayo Clinic study shows that it just may be worth your while. The study has found that more than 1 in 5 patients referred for a second [...]
Three Reasons Why Getting a Second Opinion Is Worth It
Jun 27, 2017

Meet the Expert: Danielle Peabody Reuss

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
If you meet a transplant social worker wearing orange and blue, it’s probably Danielle Peabody Reuss, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W., of Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester. She is passionate about her alma mater, the University of Illinois, and likes to show her spirit. Danielle also has developed a passion for helping recipients [...]
Meet the Expert: Danielle Peabody Reuss
Jun 20, 2017

Kidney Paired Donation and the Mayo Experience

By Mayo Clinic Transplant RN @mayoclinictransplantrn
Today almost 118,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant and nearly 100,000 of those are waiting for a kidney. Increasing the number of possible living donors and coming up with innovative ways to get more people transplanted are two of the best ways to reduce this waiting list. One [...]
Kidney Paired Donation and the Mayo Experience
Jun 13, 2017

Top Takeaways from "Transplant 101: Preparing for Your Journey"

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
In March, transplant experts David Douglas, M.D., chair of the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Phoenix, Ariz., and Beverly Hansen, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., Social Work Manager, presented a webinar titled “Transplant 101: Preparing for Your Journey.” The one-hour session was packed with information on the many important decisions you’ll [...]
Top Takeaways from
Jun 6, 2017

I Want to be a Living Donor - How Do I Start the Process?

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Living donation is a wonderful act of generosity and courage, and the preferred alternative giving hope to people waiting for a deceased kidney or liver donation. It takes place when a living person chooses to give the ultimate gift of an organ donation to someone in need. Are you a [...]
I Want to be a Living Donor - How Do I Start the Process?
May 30, 2017

Meet Ed: Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient Builds a Life-Giving Legacy

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Meet Ed, one of Mayo Clinic’s oldest and longest-surviving kidney transplant patients. Ed’s life has been shaped by the state of his kidney. He was sick as a child, and told by his doctors he most likely wouldn’t live to see his 16th birthday. They were wrong. After coming to [...]
Meet Ed: Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient Builds a Life-Giving Legacy
May 24, 2017

Preparing for Surgery: Tips To Help You Get Ready for Transplant

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Your evaluation is complete and you’ve been placed on the list for an organ transplant. Now you wait. It may take several months of waiting for a donor organ to become available, but when it happens, you may need to get to your transplant center quickly. Some of your waiting [...]
Preparing for Surgery: Tips To Help You Get Ready for Transplant
May 16, 2017

Am I Too Old to be a Living Liver Donor?

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
If you’re interested in becoming a living liver donor, getting educated on what to expect, including the qualifications of being a living donor, is an important first step. As you do your research, make a list of questions for your transplant center because many centers employ different criteria for their [...]
Am I Too Old to be a Living Liver Donor?
May 9, 2017

Meet Maikki: A New Way of Looking at the World

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Maikki was 32 years old when she received her life-saving liver transplant due to liver damage caused by primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer of the ducts that drain bile from the liver. Jenifer, her co-worker, friend and running partner, was her living donor. Learn about Maikki’s transplant journey, [...]
Meet Maikki: A New Way of Looking at the World