Army Doctors Transplant New Ear From Soldier's ArmAn Army soldier who lost her ear has received a revolutionary transplant which saw doctors grow a brand new ear on the patient's own arm.
Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum TransplantThe Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.
Kidney Snowman Helps Get Cottage Grove Man Life-Saving TransplantA 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.
Court Revives Malpractice Case In Cancerous Transplant DeathA 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.
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
Mom's Takes On Hmong Culture For Bone Marrow Donor For SonIn 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.
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.
Mankato Native Recovering From 2nd Heart TransplantA Mankato native is now recovering from her second heart transplant in 15 years.
Beyond Bounds: 9 Reasons Why Simone Is Now Your Favorite MN Soccer StarYou 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.
From Egypt To Minn.: A Boy's Trip For A New KidneyA parent's love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.
Historic Cord Blood Transplant Could Cure HIV/AIDSUniversity 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.
Coon Rapids Man Receives Life-Saving Transplant After WCCO ReportA Minnesota father of three says his prayers were answered after WCCO shared his story over the summer.
Prayer Chain Leads Doctor To Save Dying ManIt 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.
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.
Woman Spends Christmas Waiting For Heart, LiverImagine 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.