Mayo Clinic to add new organ donation unit to hospital

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is establishing donor care units through a partnership with LifeSource at its Rochester-based St. Marys Hospital  campus, KROC reported July 18.

The facilities are expected to provide care to organ donors before donation and organ recovery. The new units are expected to be operational this summer. 

The cost of the new units was not disclosed.

"We have made excellent progress in organ transplantation, but due to the organ shortage, we are not able to offer it to all eligible patients," said Julie Heimbach, MD, director of Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center in Minnesota. "Establishing a Donor Care Unit is a step toward the ambitious goal of eliminating death on the waiting list for transplant patients and ensures donors' decisions are honored to the fullest potential."


Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated Mayo Clinic was affiliated with M Health Fairview. The story was corrected July 18 to reflect that.

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