Gift of Life Transplant House was founded in 1984 by kidney transplant patient Ed Pompeian. His vision and mission was to provide Mayo Clinic transplant patients with high quality affordable accommodations in a supportive home-like environment.
Gift of Life provides services for solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients and their families. It is a place of compassion, healing and hope for patients of all ages from all over the world. In this supportive environment we help ease the impact of the complex medical, financial, emotional and spiritual burdens families are faced with day to day on their transplant journey.
Gift of Life Transplant House located in Rochester, Minnesota is a not-for-profit independent Hospital Hospitality House and a Member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN).
If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact us at 507-288-7470.
We appreciate your interest and support in continuing the mission of creating “A Home that Helps and Heals.”
One person can save and heal up to 60 lives through organ and tissue donation! Nationally there is over 113,000 people waiting for a transplant and nearly 18 people dying each day for lack of an organ. In 2012, Minnesota transplant centers performed a record number of heart transplants. 80 heart transplants were conducted, of which 32 were performed at Mayo Clinic Rochester.
You can register to be an organ and tissue donor by clicking the Donate Life logo below or by checking the box on your driver's license.
Check out this interview from The Ellen Show about organ and tissue donation. A Powerful and Inspiring Story
Click here to read a few of our patient stories.