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Living donor transplant is becoming more common in the U.S. Ten years ago in 2008, around 6,200 living donor transplants were performed. In 2018, that number jumped to nearly 7,000. With nearly 114,000 people waiting for organ transplant today, we hope these donor numbers will continue to increase. When someone [...]
When you are in need of complex care such as organ transplant, your local care team will often refer your case to a specialist. Many times that specialist is located outside the health care system where your local doctor practices. How will your care be coordinated? Will the local doctor [...]
Domestic transplant tourism is a phrase used to describe the concept of traveling inside the U.S. but outside your home area, or outside of your state, to obtain an organ transplant. Occasionally, patients find the need to travel for transplant. Sometimes they don’t have transplant services in their area, or [...]
Most patients don’t have a transplant center located in their hometown, so many have to travel hours to get their lifesaving treatment and surgery. Traveling for medical reasons can be expensive since it [...]
At Mayo Clinic, we are lucky to have not just one, but three transplant centers with some of the best transplant doctors in the world. And not only do they have the best medical knowledge and bedside manner for our patients, they're also willing to share their knowledge so we [...]