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Today almost 114,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant and over 94,000 of those are waiting for a kidney. Increasing the number of possible living donors and finding innovative ways to get more people transplanted are two of the best ways to reduce this waiting list. Paired donation kidney [...]
In 2018 there were 29,680 deceased donor transplants and only 6,849 living donor transplants. Data from OPTN as of June 3, 2019. Our goal is to bring awareness to the public about living donation so we can help address the shortage of available organs. Living organ donation and transplantation was [...]
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 [...]