Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville FL. called today to inform Ed he passed all their medical tests and evaluation - they have approved him for their transplant list! So we add Mayo Clinic to the two other transplant lists he is on namely Crozer Hospital in Upland, PA and The University of Pittsburgh medical Center. Next we will try for the list at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The more lists Ed is on, the better his chances of getting a kidney.
Oct 04, 2015
We spent 5 days at Mayo clinic from September 28 to October 2. Ed went through all tests ordered by Mayo physicians. We attended educational classes on transplant related subjects of nutrition, transplant donor needs, the transplant process, pharmacy needs, financial advice. We met with the entire transplant team of Medical Director, Transplant surgeon, Infectious Disease physician, nurses, social workers, financial advisors and the pharmacist. Overall it was a very productive week.
We were given results of most tests on Thursday before we left and Ed did well - still awaiting some results. The transplant team meets every Tuesday to go over patient applicants and their test results. We will be given a decision in about 2 weeks as to whether Ed will be placed on the Mayo Clinic Transplant list. Thank you one and all for your help. De & Ed Vitale
Aug 19, 2015
Ed had his annual evaluation for the transplant list at Crozer Hospital today . He was found to be in good acceptable health and so remains on their transplant list . Each transplant program and...
Aug 12, 2015
We are preparing for our return to Mayo Clinic on September 28th for 5 days of tests and dialysis. Hopefully this will result in Ed being placed on Mayo's transplant list. Once this is...
Aug 03, 2015
We received word from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that Ed has been approved for their transplant list. This increases his chances of getting a kidney as he is already listed at...