1. 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.

  2. 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[...]

  3. 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.

  4. 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 [...]

  5. 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[...]

  6. March 26, 2021

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

    A transplant hepatologist explains findings from a study showing positive outcomes with liver transplant from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-seropositive donors to HCV-seronegative recipients.

  7. Feb. 05, 2021

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

    Amid increasing obesity in the U.S., Mayo Clinic has raised its maximum body mass index (BMI) for kidney transplant, using bariatric surgery pretransplant to widen availability.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Dec. 16, 2020

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

    A unique multidisciplinary approach allows donor pool expansion to include extended criteria donation, ensuring organ allocation to the most suitable patients based on multiple variables.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Sept. 29, 2020

    Study finds pioneering dual surgery a safe option for patients with polycystic kidney disease

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Patients with large polycystic kidneys in need of a kidney transplant can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their transplant surgery. That is the finding of[...]

  15. Sept. 29, 2020

    Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Transplant surgeries and COVID-19

    Transplants are identified as nonelective surgeries, and transplant patients have faced urgent medical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our practice, like many others across the country, did slow down in March and[...]

  16. 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[...]

  17. Jan. 20, 2020

    Certain liver cells may help prevent organ rejection after transplant and other conditions, study finds

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mesenchymal stromal cells from fat tissue and bone marrow are widely used in therapeutic trials for their anti-inflammatory qualities, but new Mayo Clinic research finds that liver cells may be of great[...]

  18. 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.

  19. Nov. 05, 2019

    Increasing the number of transplantable lungs

    Ex vivo lung perfusion can make marginal organs suitable for transplantation.

  20. Sept. 14, 2019

    Preventing glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant

    Mayo Clinic's protocol involves close patient surveillance and early treatment of even clinically mild glomerulonephritis.

  21. Dec. 14, 2018

    Bypassing the ICU after liver transplant

    Many patients safely go to the surgical ward after liver transplantation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida.

  22. Sept. 18, 2018

    Liver transplant for PSC-associated cholangiocarcinoma

    Mayo Clinic is a pioneer of liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma in the setting of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The treatment involves adjuvant therapy before liver transplantation.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. April 14, 2018

    Genomic testing: An individualized approach to prevent kidney rejection

    A Mayo Clinic trial uses blood tests to guide immunosuppression therapies after kidney transplant.

  26. April 06, 2018

    Stem cell therapy for graft dysfunction in lung transplant

    Mayo Clinic is studying regenerative-medicine options for managing acute or chronic CLAD.

  27. March 27, 2018

    Bioartificial liver: Potential to avoid transplant

    Mayo Clinic is developing a bioartificial liver to support patients with acute liver failure. The Mayo Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver has been shown to reduce the severity of liver disease and improve survival i[...]

  28. 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 [...]

  29. Sept. 13, 2016

    Endoscopic management of post-transplant biliary strictures

    Endoscopic interventions for biliary strictures after liver transplantation have a high success rate and are the preferred approach in patients with duct-to-duct anastomoses.

  30. Jan. 21, 2016

    Liver transplantation and obesity: Weighing the risks

    Although early studies linking obesity with worse survival among liver transplant recipients are flawed, obesity in general and post-transplant weight gain in particular increase the risk of perioperative and postoperat[...]