1. Aug. 25, 2022

    Amyloidosis, the heart transplant precursor to keep on your diagnostic radar

    Amyloidosis is not only complex to diagnose but until recently, it was considered fatal. A Mayo Clinic transplant cardiologist explains Mayo Clinic's approach to this disease, including transplant for advanced disease.

  2. July 29, 2022

    Geographical allocation changes boost heart and lung transplant program at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

    An expanded geographical reach with the 2017 to 2018 U.S. heart and lung transplant allocation changes has prompted significant program expansion at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus.

  3. June 24, 2022

    "Liver in a box" offers potential for providing liver transplant to more patients

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona liver transplant organ preservation options now include an NMP device, which keeps organs alive, oxygenated and metabolically functional in an ex vivo setting.

  4. May 25, 2022

    Transplant professionals strive to correct MELD score gender disparities

    National transplant community leadership are proposing Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) 3.0 to rectify gender disparities in deceased liver transplant.

  5. May 25, 2022

    Major complications minimal and resolve fully in living kidney donors, yet monitoring is essential

    A Mayo Clinic study indicates only 2.5% of individuals who had hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy (HALLDN) experienced major complications, and all recovered entirely.

  6. March 31, 2022

    New protocols expand donor pool for highly sensitized pediatric patients receiving heart transplants

    Use of induction immunosuppression and removal of antibodies that could affect donor hearts allow use of hearts that historically may have been contraindicated.

  7. Feb. 12, 2022

    How to optimize referral timing for severe liver disease

    Timing referral of these patients to discuss transplant or other options is challenging. Disease status can turn quickly, and it's important to not refer too early or late.

  8. Jan. 17, 2022

    Lifestyle changes can be critical for kidney transplant patients' long-term survival

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cancer, infections and heart disease pose the greatest risk to kidney transplant recipients ― not organ rejection ― according to a recently published Mayo Clinic study. Researchers discovered that recipi[...]

  9. Jan. 07, 2022

    Multidisciplinary sickle cell program includes curative bone marrow transplant

    A pediatric hematologist/oncologist and trained bone marrow transplant physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, describes the program's collaborative approach and her unique role in pediatric sickle cell care.

  10. Dec. 28, 2021

    Right-fit care for patients with severe lung disease: From clinical trials to transplant

    A lung transplant surgeon discusses Mayo Clinic's collaboration with local physicians to determine the best treatment for each patient, including transplant, clinical trials or other therapies, or transplant prehabilita[...]

  11. Nov. 20, 2021

    Liver transplantation for colorectal liver metastases at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

    Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is one of only a few centers in the U.S. offering liver transplant as a treatment option for highly selected patients with colorectal liver metastases.

  12. Nov. 20, 2021

    A collaborative approach using liver transplant for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma treatment

    Julie K. Heimbach, M.D., a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses neoadjuvant chemotherapy and liver transplantation in the treatment of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.

  13. Nov. 12, 2021

    Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers new liver transplant programs

    Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, started two programs — a nondirected liver program and paired exchange — to facilitate more liver transplants, especially for patients with concerning symptoms b[...]

  14. Nov. 01, 2021

    Regenerative technology uncovers new discoveries in liver disease

    Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a method for generating bile duct cells from stem cells. The technology enables them to study important aspects of primary sclerosing cholangitis.

  15. Aug. 27, 2021

    Mayo Clinic in Florida: First hospital in the world to use a new heart pump as bridge to transplant

    Mayo Clinic in Florida is the only hospital internationally using the new Impella 5.5 heart pump as a bridge to transplant. The pump offers numerous advantages over the left ventricular assist device.

  16. Aug. 17, 2021

    Order is everything: New procedure for heart-liver transplant averts rejection risk

    A Mayo Clinic study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows transplanting the liver first in a heart-liver transplant significantly decreases rejection rates for highly sensitized patients.

  17. Aug. 17, 2021

    Use of weight-loss pharmacotherapy in patients with cirrhosis and in liver transplant recipients

    More data is needed to establish the safety and efficacy of these agents in the pretransplant and post-transplant settings.

  18. Aug. 11, 2021

    Organ perfusion systems a boon to heart and lung transplants

    Transplant specialists at Mayo Clinic in Florida use organ perfusion systems for some heart and lung transplants, resulting in multiple advantages for recipients — including saving lives.

  19. June 02, 2021

    Individuals with controlled hypertension can safely donate a kidney

    Many individuals who would've been excluded previously from kidney donation may do so if their hypertension is controlled. A Mayo Clinic study has found it safe long-term for donors.

  20. May 18, 2021

    New therapies offer improved quality of life for patients who need laryngectomy

    Surgical options for those who need laryngectomy to date have not satisfied all patients. An otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona talks about his work on alternatives: larynx transplant and 3D-printed prosthetic l[...]

  21. May 08, 2021

    When it's time to consider organ, tissue or eye donation in trauma care

    A Mayo Clinic Office of Decedent Affairs specialist and LifeSource coordinator answers questions trauma centers may have about organ, tissue or eye donations from their transferred trauma patients.

  22. April 26, 2021

    Mayo Clinic researchers question effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for solid organ transplant patients

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A small study from Mayo Clinic researchers raises the concern that some transplant patients may have a limited immune response after being vaccinated for COVID-19 with an mRNA vaccine. Their findings [...]

  23. April 01, 2021

    Reverse-order heart-liver transplant helps prevent rejection for highly sensitized patients

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- All too often, patients with high levels of antibodies face major challenges getting a transplant. These highly sensitized patients have a much higher risk of death while waiting for suitable organs the[...]

  24. Jan. 20, 2021

    Kidney transplant: Perspectives on optimal referral timing and its challenges

    A Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon talks about the best time to refer a patient for potential kidney transplant and addresses obstacles to making this happen.

  25. Jan. 19, 2021

    Mayo Clinic's Pediatric Liver Clinic provides exceptional care for patients requiring transplant

    Mayo Clinic Pediatric Liver Clinic specialists deliver an extensive evaluation to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for pediatric patients with liver disease.

  26. Dec. 08, 2020

    Advanced heart failure complexities and when to refer for specialty care

    Daniel S. Yip, M.D., responds to questions about challenges in pinpointing a patient's heart failure status and when cardiologists might consider referral for advanced heart failure care.

  27. Oct. 09, 2020

    Consensus reached on initial treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease in patients who receive bone marrow transplant; nothing definitive yet for secondary treatment

    There are now two approved second line therapies for treatment of steroid-refractory GVHD ― one for acute GVHD and one for chronic GVHD.

  28. Oct. 03, 2020

    MitraClip treatment of mitral regurgitation after cardiac transplant: Case report

    A 72-year-old male who underwent orthotopic cardiac transplantation received MitraClip placement for severe mitral regurgitation, with almost complete resolution of symptoms within weeks of implantation.

  29. April 17, 2020

    Transplant endocrinology at Mayo Clinic

    Mayo Clinic Transplant Center's multidisciplinary providers see recipients of solid organ and bone marrow transplants both pre- and post-transplant to address the unique management challenges of each from an endocrine p[...]

  30. Dec. 23, 2019

    Teaching a computer to read a kidney biopsy

    Researchers have trained a deep neural network to conduct more-advanced analyses of medical images, resulting in the interpretation of kidney transplant tissue data with an unprecedented degree of completeness.

  31. June 12, 2018

    Partnering with providers for heart transplant care

    Mayo Clinic is committed to collaborating with providers in the ongoing care of their patients.

  32. April 28, 2018

    A tool for choosing the optimal organ transplant center

    A critical resource — the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients — helps physicians refer patients for possible organ transplantation.

  33. Aug. 01, 2017

    Transplanted scientist develops new transplant tool

    Ivan Z. Nenandic, Ph.D., discusses attenuation-measuring ultrasound shearwave elastography (AMUSE), a technique that independently measures shearwave velocity and attenuation in tissue, and its application for patients [...]

  34. Hepatitis C livers now usable for transplant into patients uninfected with hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C livers now usable for transplant into patients uninfected with hepatitis C

  35. Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides transplants for patients with lower MELD scores rapidly with encouraging outcomes

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides transplants for patients with lower MELD scores rapidly with encouraging outcomes

  36. Stem cell therapy for graft dysfunction in lung transplant

    Stem cell therapy for graft dysfunction in lung transplant

  37. Genomic testing An individualized approach to prevent kidney rejection

    Genomic testing An individualized approach to prevent kidney rejection

  38. Liver transplant for PSC-associated cholangiocarcinoma

    Liver transplant for PSC-associated cholangiocarcinoma

  39. Mayo Clinic offers kidney transplant to patients with high BMI who were previously considered ineligible

    Mayo Clinic offers kidney transplant to patients with high BMI who were previously considered ineligible

  40. Preventing glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant

    Preventing glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant

  41. Bypassing the ICU after liver transplant

    Bypassing the ICU after liver transplant

  42. Bioartificial liver Potential to avoid transplant

    Bioartificial liver Potential to avoid transplant

  43. Increasing the number of transplantable lungs

    Increasing the number of transplantable lungs