Legacy

Exactly 55 years ago this morning, a young boy from Alexandria was wheeled into an operating room here. This one surgery had far-reaching impact.

As we remember his legacy, his vision and his lifetime of achievement, I hope we can find inspiration in following his example.

Today, the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services announced approval of an agreement to create a nationally-renowned academic health system.

Since 1988, the Medical Scientist Training Program has trained 132 medical professionals.

To date, the university has performed nearly 8,000 transplants which have helped patients with various forms of blood cancer and other disorders.

This week is the 50th Anniversary of the world’s first successful bone marrow transplant (BMT) from a matched related donor, which was performed here at the University of Minnesota by Dr. Robert Good and his team.

The Great Minnesota Get Together is right around the corner! This year, 17-year-old Nate Gfroerer and his family will be among the crowd for a very special reason- the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) program at University of Minnesota.

Last year, it was Saaid Nur's name that was added to the national transplant waiting list when his kidneys were failing. As someone who works closely with transplant patients, Saaid knew first hand just how long that wait could be.

The outstanding rating improves upon the center's previous rating of excellent and represents its highest rating to date.

Cynthia Torgerson can attest to the growth and innovation the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Lung Transplant Program has seen throughout the past two decades, because she’s lived it.

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