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
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.
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.
A Mankato native is now recovering from her second heart transplant in 15 years.
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.
A parent’s love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.
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.
A Minnesota father of three says his prayers were answered after WCCO shared his story over the summer.
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.
Many of us don’t even know our neighbors, and won’t even consider giving them a kidney.
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.
The Minneapolis-based National Marrow Donor Program is celebrating its 50,000th transplant.
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.
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.
A Wisconsin boy who underwent a stem-cell transplant to strengthen his delicate skin is almost ready to come home from a Minneapolis hospital.