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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Jan 9, 2018

Meet the Expert: Bev Hansen, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
When asked about how she made her career choice, Bev Hansen has a clever response. “I’m a social worker ‘cause I work at being social,” she says. Though Bev, oncology/transplant social work manager at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona, really does enjoy socializing and throwing parties and celebrations, her true [...]
Meet the Expert: Bev Hansen, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Dec 19, 2017

Meet Tom: Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
In May 2017, 25-year-old Tom laid in a hospital bed in Osaka, Japan, his health declining fast due to liver failure caused by alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The next month, he was home in Florida and receiving a life-saving liver transplant. If you’re finding that your hope needs to be restored [...]
Meet Tom: Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver
Dec 13, 2017

Innovative Approach Offering Pathway to Liver Transplant for Patients Struggling to Lose Weight

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Approximately 19 million Americans have severe obesity, which is defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 40. Excess body fat can lead to cirrhosis and eventual liver failure, similar to the effects of long-term heavy drinking. This condition is called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Some patients with cirrhosis and liver [...]
Dec 5, 2017

Staying Positive While Waiting for a Transplant

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
Rosemary was diagnosed with liver disease in 2001. Eight years later, her illness progressed to cirrhosis and end-stage liver failure, also triggering kidney failure. Following transfer from her home state, she underwent a liver and kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2009. We asked Rosemary to [...]
Staying Positive While Waiting for a Transplant
Nov 28, 2017

Meet the Expert: C. Burcin Taner, M.D.

By Mayo Clinic Transplant Staff @mayoclinictransplantstaff
When C. Burcin Taner, M.D., wants to wind down, you will often find him in the kitchen. Dr. Taner, a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, loves performing his own rendition of the Food Network’s reality TV show “Chopped”: opening the fridge, seeing what is available, then trying [...]
Meet the Expert: C. Burcin Taner, M.D.