Experiencias en Mayo Clinic y nuestros pacientes cuentan su historia

Nuestros pacientes nos dicen que la calidad de sus interacciones, nuestra atención al detalle y la eficiencia de las consultas se traducen en una atención médica que jamás habían experimentado. Conozca las historias de los pacientes trasplantados en Mayo Clinic.

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    Celebrating a remarkable liver transplant journey

    For her one-year anniversary, Luana Q., a Mayo Clinic patient, shares her liver transplant story. Luana was the 4,000th patient to receive a liver transplant since the program began at Mayo Clinic in Florida in 1998. For her transplant, the team used normothermic regional perfusion to preserve the donated organ. This innovative approach uses a machine to pass blood through organs in a donor's body after the heart has irreversibly stopped beating. The procedure also…

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    Trust and timing: How a bone marrow transplant gave a man extra birthdays to celebrate

    "I started writing my first book at the age of two. It's gonna be published at the age of four. Not bad for a little kid, huh?" But Dean Weitenhagen isn't a child prodigy with a five-year plan. He is a 70-year-old commercial real estate broker with a new lease on life — and a new "birthday" he celebrates — thanks to a lifesaving stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia. Dean's new birthday, and his…

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    Love, a lifesaving transplant and a wedding

    John and Stacy Reiser met at the perfect time. She needed his heart, and he needed her kidney. John and Stacy Reiser joke that their life is like a Hallmark movie — a classic boy meets girl, falls in love and gets married. Except in this Hallmark movie, the girl also saves the boy's life.  Their story goes like this: Stacy, a diabetes educator at Mayo Clinic, stumbled across John's profile on a dating app…

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    In a first, Mayo Clinic treats cardiology patient with phage therapy

    Mark Ulland, a Mayo Clinic patient, recently received a lifesaving combination of phage therapy followed by a heart transplant. It is the first time Mayo Clinic has ever used phages to treat a cardiology patient. It is also the first time in years that Mark has felt hopeful. "I'm extremely grateful," Mark says. "I feel blessed. I'm getting stronger every day." Mark's long journey back to health began when his heart was failing, and the…

  5. Jerry Costello starts life after public service with new liver

    Jerry Costello holds his first great-great-grandchild, Colt Keen. Jerry Costello has spent a lifetime serving his community and country. After retiring, the southwestern Illinois native was looking forward to a new chapter. He started his own business and enjoyed more time at home with his family. But in 2017, Jerry noticed weight gain without a change in diet. "I went to my doctor for my annual physical and underwent a series of tests, but had…

  6. Mayo Clinic Connect brings together 2 women with leukemia, 46 years apart

    Editor's note: The Mayo Clinic Connect volunteer mentor featured in this story has asked that her Connect handle — @LoriBMT — be used in place of her name. In 2019, 65-year-old @LoriBMT sat in a Mayo Clinic lab area awaiting her turn for blood work. She had been in the hospital for more than six weeks following a bone marrow transplant. @LoriBMT is a positive person, but after weeks of feeling tired and week, she…

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    Brothers mark 40th transplant anniversary

    Pete Suby thought he had the flu. He'd been exhausted for a while and had recently vomited at work. An appointment at Mayo Clinic would reveal a much more serious reason for his symptoms: Pete's kidneys were failing. He was just 25 years old. "They couldn't believe I was standing up," says Pete, who went straight to the ICU. It was February 1982. The news wasn't a complete surprise though. When Pete was in middle…

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    A new heart, new hope for a newborn

    Travis Heidt was holding his son, Franklin, for the first time. "It was a very joyous time and also an overwhelming time," says the first-time parent. He was unsure of how to hold Franklin, unsure of how to care for him. But Travis knew that he and his wife, Morgan, would figure it out. They had a beautiful boy. He and Morgan had created a family. "The second that he came out, something changed inside…

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    Celebrating 10-years with a new heart - just like her big sister

    Linsey Rippy was 16 weeks pregnant with her second child when she learned her daughter, Madi, had dilated cardiomyopathy. She was just two-and-a-half years old. “Our hospital in the Twin Cities ran every genetic test on Madi, but nothing came up,” Linsey said. “She’d had a virus a few weeks before, so they figured that’s what caused her to develop the condition.” Doctors also figured that meant there was little risk of the baby Linsey…

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May 09, 2023