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Dr. Mikel Prieto is a kidney, pancreas, and pediatric transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has special interests in kidney paired donation and transplantation for polycystic kidney disease as well as pancreas transplantation for type 1 diabetics and transplantation in children. I sat down with Dr. Prieto [...]
It’s nearly summer and time for all of us to plan some summertime vacation fun! As a transplant patient, especially if you are recently transplanted, you might worry about leaving the safety of your home and doctors, even for a short time away. We hope this blog will help ease [...]
During April, National Donate Life Month, Mayo Clinic wants to help with the organ shortage by setting a goal to sign up 1,200 new organ donors. This year the theme for Donate Life Month is “life is a beautiful ride.” Donate Life America explains the theming, “Like the donation and [...]
Many forms of information exist when looking for quick and easy transplant education. Online search will produce many websites about transplant, living donation and healthy living. Patients should be careful about making sure their information comes from a trusted source.
Mayo Clinic’s Transplant Center has a web page, a [...]
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 [...]