Transplant

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Kidney Snowman Helps Get Cottage Grove Man Life-Saving Transplant

A Cottage Grove man, who earned worldwide attention while waiting for a kidney transplant, has a new organ. Jim Gorbunow, 44, begins each day with a handful of medications. Over the course of a day, he’ll take upwards of 30 pills.

04/04/2015

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Court Revives Malpractice Case In Cancerous Transplant Death

A malpractice case for a Minnesota woman who died after receiving a transplant of a cancerous pancreas may be headed for a trial. The Minnesota Court of Appeals this week ruled the case against Dr. Ty Dunn should head to court in the death of Jodie Shierts, 36. The court says Dunn didn’t know the pancreas was infected with cancer but should have screened the donor more thoroughly.

01/03/2015

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Student Donates Kidney To Mpls. Cop

A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. “I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years,” Escobar said

01/18/2014

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Mom’s Takes On Hmong Culture For Bone Marrow Donor For Son

In many ways, Maly Lee and Mason are just like any other mother and young son. But in other ways, their relationship is very different. Maly and her husband are part parents, part caregivers for their 20-month-old, who was born with serious birth defects and other issues, all related to a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia.

12/04/2013

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New Transplant Tech Keeps Lungs Warm, Ready To Work Immediately

Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.

11/21/2013

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Mankato Native Recovering From 2nd Heart Transplant

A Mankato native is now recovering from her second heart transplant in 15 years.

07/14/2013

Simone Bracalello is a star for MN United FC on the pitch, but he also coaches numerous Minnesota youth, and guest speaks at the U of M about Italian culture. (credit: MN United FC)

Beyond Bounds: 9 Reasons Why Simone Is Now Your Favorite MN Soccer Star

You knew Minnesota had a professional soccer team, right? Those of you bashfully nodding yes are probably lying – market research has shown as little as 3 percent are aware that pro footballers exist in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

06/06/2013

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From Egypt To Minn.: A Boy’s Trip For A New Kidney

A parent’s love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.

05/07/2013

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Historic Cord Blood Transplant Could Cure HIV/AIDS

University of Minnesota physicians will perform the world’s first cord blood transplant, which if successful, is designed to cure a pediatric patient of HIV/AIDS.

04/23/2013

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Coon Rapids Man Receives Life-Saving Transplant After WCCO Report

A Minnesota father of three says his prayers were answered after WCCO shared his story over the summer.

11/22/2012

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Prayer Chain Leads Doctor To Save Dying Man

It could be the first-ever surgery of its kind — where a man’s leg was actually transplanted onto his spine — and it only came about because of an extraordinary way the patient met his doctor.

04/05/2012

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Champlin Woman Gets Kidney From 23-Year Neighbor

Many of us don’t even know our neighbors, and won’t even consider giving them a kidney.

12/30/2011

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Woman Spends Christmas Waiting For Heart, Liver

Imagine that a hospital room is where you’ll spend the holidays. It’s a reality for a Duluth woman who has spent the past month in the Mayo Clinic.

12/24/2011

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Marrow Donor Program Notes 50,000 Transplants

The Minneapolis-based National Marrow Donor Program is celebrating its 50,000th transplant.

11/24/2011

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Report: FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process Is Flawed

More than 100 medical devices have been recalled after a report showed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process of approving them is flawed.

07/29/2011

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Rare Small Intestine Transplant Performed At U Of M

A little South Dakota boy named Drake Dosch is the lucky recipient of a medical achievement that has only happened 19 times in Minnesota history — the transplant of the small bowel, a critical part of our intestines.

07/27/2011

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Wis. Boy With Rare Disease Healing Well In Minn.

A Wisconsin boy who underwent a stem-cell transplant to strengthen his delicate skin is almost ready to come home from a Minneapolis hospital.

03/26/2011

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Life-Saving Organs For Twin Cities Girl, Twice

Ten-month-old Carolyn Cooper’s mom and dad take no small developments for granted.

02/23/2011

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Wis. Boy With Rare Disease Preps For Minn. Surgery

A 4-year-old Wisconsin boy born without the gene that binds skin together is heading to Minnesota to prepare for a stem-cell transplant that could save his life.

12/04/2010

Representative Dill To Receive New Kidney

State Rep. Dave Dill of Crane Lake will receive a donated kidney this week.

10/10/2010