The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of Mayo Clinic transplant patients.

  1. Liver Transplant Allows Young Father to Be There for His Family

    Bryan Duncan didn?t think twice about the lab tests he had as part of a routine medical checkup in the fall of 2014. A 29-year-old father of two small children, Bryan led a busy life, didn?t have any health problems, and felt fine. When the test results came back, though, they showed enzyme levels in [...]

  2. Brothers Bond Over Kidney Disease, Transplant

    Scott Berry is one of five children. But he and his youngest sibling, David, share a very unique bond ? a kidney, to be exact. On April 12, 2016, David gave his older brother a second chance at life by donating one of his kidneys to Scott for a transplant.? A challenging diagnosis Fifteen years [...]

  3. Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life with Living Donor Kidney

    When 29-year-old Cameron Mullis of Jacksonville, Florida, was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy and told he’d need a kidney transplant, he was facing the likelihood of kidney dialysis and several years of waiting for a suitable donor. Little did he realize, his potential donor was living under the same roof as him. IgA nephropathy, also known [...]

  4. Mother Gives Daughter the Gift of Life … Twice

    At 27 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, Amber Sylvester went to Mayo Clinic with her husband, Mike, for an ultrasound test and received news that no parent wants to hear. One of the babies was in trouble. She had enlarged kidneys, no amniotic fluid around her body, and fluid in her abdomen. She would [...]

  5. Marathoner and Ironman Michael Koetting Back in the Race After Donating Kidney

      As an endurance athlete who has completed six Ironman triathlons and more than two dozen marathons, Michael Koetting does not fear physical challenges. So when he learned he could use his good health to help a stranger in need, he never hesitated.  In December 2014, Michael, 47, of Orono, Minnesota, donated one of his [...]

June 24, 2016
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