Gift of Life Transplant House

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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). 

In The Gift of Life Edward shares his own story of pain and hope, as well as the stories of those whose lives have been touched by the thousands of dedicated staff and volunteers who have made Gift of Life Transplant House a success.  The Gift of Life is available in our Gift Shops for $13.00 per book.  100% of sales directly benefit Gift of Life Transplant House.  To purchase The Gift of Life call 507-288-7470 or go to

Making an Impact

La Nostra Cultura Vita with Gift of Life Transplant House    

Join us this Sunday, April 30th at Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria to Celebrate National Donate Life Month and Gift of Life Transplant House! Amazing food, great music from Pure Rock Studios youth and teen groups, JT Thompson and Todd Owens from JT and The Gunslingers will be playing 3-5PM, raffle items and incredible people! Marcus Sherels, Miss Minnesota Zoey Jantsan, Live Remote with Big Mark Clark from Laser 101.7, Laura Lee, Jame Rabe, Henna Tattoos and more! Bring your family and friends and join us for a day of fun in the sun.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Gift of Life Transplant House

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