Gift of Life Transplant House

In 1984, kidney transplant patient, Ed Pompeian, founded GiftEd 1 of Life Transplant House. He developed a vision to provide a supportive home-like environment for Mayo Clinic transplant patients. Thus, the mission was developed; To provide transplant patients and their caregivers with high quality, affordable accommodations in a supportive home-like environment.

Gift of Life Transplant House provides hospitality services for solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients and their families. It continues to be a place of support, compassion, healing and hope. Furthermore, it helps ease the impact of the medical, financial, emotional and spiritual burdens families are faced with during their transplant journey.



In The Gift of Life, Ed Pompeian shares his personal story of pain and hope. In addition to his own story, he shares the stories of those whose lives have been impacted by dedicated staff and volunteers who have made his vision a reality.  The Gift of Life is available in our Gift Shop 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


Gift of Life Transplant House is located in Rochester, Minnesota. It is a not-for-profit independent Hospital Hospitality House and a Member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN). Gift of Life Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit.

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