Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Transplant page! Here you can learn about heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, hand, face, and blood and bone marrow transplant, living donation, read articles from the Mayo Clinic team, patient stories and much more. Our transplant page is designed to bring relevant and informative transplant information directly to you.
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As COVID-19 spreads across the country, we know that this time is more stressful for transplant recipients than others. After all, your transplant centers have been telling you for years that you are at a higher risk for illness and infection and you should avoid contact with anyone who is [...]
This year holds many major milestones for each of our three transplant sites. Mayo Clinic’s transplant history began in 1963 at the Rochester campus with the clinic’s first living kidney donor transplant and then first bone marrow transplant later that year. Since then, we have opened up dedicated transplant centers [...]
When selecting a transplant center, one thing to consider is the housing option for patients on the waiting list, recovering from transplant and their caregivers. Transplant Hospitality Houses offer unique options nearby each Mayo Clinic location. Our three main hospital locations in Arizona, Minnesota, and Florida, offer housing for patients [...]
A caregiver can be many things. For transplant patients, the caregiver can be the difference between a successful transplant and a failed organ. Most transplant centers require patients to have a caregiver at all times throughout the process both pre- and post-transplant. Most centers also provide helpful tips and even [...]
Happy New Year! Even though we have dived straight into 2020, we wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the great topics we covered last year. In 2019, we talked about food safety, read touching patient stories, discussed what “transplant tourism” is, and met an expert. We covered [...]