John N.

Celebrating Organ Transplant Longevity

Organ Transplants with 25 Years or More Survival of the Transplanted Organ

John N. Bio



I'm John N.. I received a kidney transplant on October 23, 1975 from my sister, Kris. I live in Sioux Falls SD with my wife Bonnie.

My transplant was at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My surgeon: was Robert (Andy) Anderson, M.D.; my transplant nephrologist:was Venkatesware Rao, M.D,  Dr. Rao is now at practicing in Atlanta



Photos From The Transplant

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October 1975

My last dialysis in Sioux Falls at the Outpatient Dialysis Unit at Sioux Valley Hospital. My sister Kris, who would soon loan me a kidney, is on the left.

Dr Anderson, transplant surgeon, 1975

My transplant surgeon, Dr. Robert Anderson at Hennepin County Medical Center

Dr Rao, nephrologist, 1975

My transplant nephrologist, Dr. Ven Rao

Visit from Kris

A visit from my sister Kris after my transplant surgery and her donor nephrectomy


Coming home after the transplant


Life After the Transplant

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National Kidney Foundation

Work for NKF includes volunteer, local chapter vice president, president, and board of directors

Organ Donor Promo

Promoting organ donation with Doris L. a fellow kidney transplant recipient

Century Ride

After a 100 mile bike ride


Photo taken during a seven day bike ride across Iowa in 1997. I rode in 1998 and 1999, but have no pictures to prove it.

March 2001, President Bush at the Community Health Center

I met President George W. Bush when he visited the Community Health Center in Sioux Falls in March of 2001. Here CNN and other national media cover the visit

President Bush et al, March 2001

Then Sen. Tom Daschle, then Gov. William Janklow, President Bush, then U.S. Rep. John Thune, me, and Sandy F. and Pam S from the Community Health Center Lab

Bonnie, Me and daughter Sara, 1979

Bonnie and me with daughter Sara at College Graduation, Vermillion, SD 2002

Daughter Sara's Wedding

March 2004, from left sister Anne, me, Mom Bernice, sister Nancy and sister Kris

Kris and me, 2004

Bonnie and me with daughter Sara, Receiving MSW in Missoula Montana June 2005

With grandson Jamie, Butte Montana, March 2006

With Mayor Munson at retirement, January 2006

October 2006, new truck and RV trailer

Snowbirding: Sedona Arizona. Bonnie (L), sister Nancy, sister Anne, me. April 2007


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