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.

PUBLIC PAGE
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
May 2, 2017

Liver Transplant Patients can Avoid Costly Stay in ICU after Surgery

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
The liver transplant team at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville has found that more than half of patients receiving a new liver can be "fast-tracked" to return to a surgical ward room following their transplant, bypassing a one- or two-day stay in the Intensive Care Unit. "There are distinct advantages [...]
Liver Transplant Patients can Avoid Costly Stay in ICU after Surgery
Apr 25, 2017

Frailty: What is it and how can it Affect Patients with Cirrhosis?

By Kymberly D. Watt, M.D. @kymberlywatt
Rahima A. Bhanji, M.D. was a special contributor to this blog post. Dr. Bhanji is a gastroenterology research fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her interests include frailty, sarcopenia, end-stage liver disease needing liver transplantation and post-transplant care. For someone needing a liver transplant, waiting can take a toll on [...]
Frailty: What is it and how can it Affect Patients with Cirrhosis?
Apr 18, 2017

National Donate Life Month: Help Spread the Word

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
April is National Donate Life Month – a time for our transplant community to rally together and thank the donor families and living donors who have given the ultimate gift of a second chance. This month also provides us with the opportunity to educate those who haven’t found it in [...]
National Donate Life Month: Help Spread the Word
Apr 11, 2017

Transplant Myths and Facts

By Mayo Clinic Transplant RN @mayoclinictransplantrn
National Donate Life Month provides the opportunity to promote organ donation to those who haven’t found it in their hearts to sign up yet. It's important that potential donors have complete and trusted information about the organ donation process. It can be hard to think about what's going to happen [...]
Transplant Myths and Facts
Apr 4, 2017

Celebrate April: National Donate Life Month

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
National Donate Life Month is celebrated every year in April, giving us the opportunity to thank our donor families and living donors who have stepped up to save someone’s life. It also provides the opportunity to promote organ donation to those who haven’t found it in their hearts to sign [...]
Celebrate April: National Donate Life Month
Mar 28, 2017

Meet Jolinda: Grateful Living Donor Recipient

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Jolinda was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease when she was 12-years-old. The disease caused her kidneys to grow large, noncancerous cysts causing pain, discomfort and difficulty moving. Several family members and friends were tested with the hope of becoming her living donor. Unfortunately, none were a match. Then, Jolinda found [...]
Meet Jolinda: Grateful Living Donor Recipient
Mar 22, 2017

Five Things to Know about 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. Today, we’re sharing a critical resource with you: the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). SRTR will empower you to research the various transplant centers that perform the type of transplant you need, [...]
Five Things to Know about the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients