Transplant

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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Feb 26, 2019

New Federal Law for Living Donors

By Kristin Eggebraaten, Relations Coordinator @keggebraaten
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 [...]
New Federal Law for Living Donors
Jan 29, 2019

Transplant Physicians and Local Physicians: A Partnership to Provide Best Care to Every Patient

By Kristin Eggebraaten, Relations Coordinator @keggebraaten
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 [...]
Transplant Physicians and Local Physicians: A Partnership to Provide Best Care to Every Patient
Jan 16, 2019

Transplant Tourism - Patients Travel Around the U.S. for their Best Transplant Options

By Kristin Eggebraaten, Relations Coordinator @keggebraaten
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 [...]
Transplant Tourism - Patients Travel Around the U.S. for their Best Transplant Options
Dec 11, 2018

Transplant Hospitality Houses - A Home Away From Home

By Kristin Eggebraaten, Relations Coordinator @keggebraaten
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 [...]
Transplant Hospitality Houses - A Home Away From Home
Nov 27, 2018

Living Kidney Donation Surgery Play-by-Play

By Kristin Eggebraaten, Relations Coordinator @keggebraaten
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 [...]
Living Kidney Donation Surgery Play-by-Play

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