We provide lodging to solid organ, BMT, stem cell and CAR-T transplant patients and their caregivers. Accommodations are available during your transplant work-up, transplant and follow-up appointments. There is no limit to your length of stay – you may stay as long as necessary or just overnight. Prior to staying at the house, you will be asked to take a tour.
Tours are an essential element of staying at the house and are mandatory. Your tour will be conducted by a knowledgeable and welcoming tour guide and will last an hour. Not only does the tour provide you with information regarding our protocols for ensuring safe and healthy living conditions, it will also provide you with valuable information regarding what you should bring during your visit. Tours are conducted at the Edward and Jayne Pompeian Home and if possible, include showing you one of our guest rooms. Tours may be scheduled by calling 507-288-7470 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
We charge $30.00 per night for lodging and a $40.00 once per visit cleaning fee. Payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Please Note: we do not accept American Express.
Welcome to Rochester
Rochester is rich in history and offers a number of interesting diversions for you. Visit Experience Rochester at www.experiencerochestermn.com to learn more about activities available during your stay.
A number of shops and boutiques are available in the Subway and in downtown Rochester. For your convenience, a free shuttle service to Walmart is provided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
While food is not allowed in our guest rooms, there will be some nights when preparing a meal just isn’t convenient. In addition to pizza delivery, Rochester offers three food delivery services. WaiterExpress will provide delivery from select restaurants in Rochester. DoorDash and GrubHub also provide delivery from select restaurants in town, including some fast food chains.
Be Our Guest
Gift of Life Transplant House has established a Health and Wellness Committee, committed to promoting the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of guests and caregivers during their stay. While we realize that your days are filled with appointments, tests and consultations, it is our hope that we can ease some of the stresses of the day.
Every other Sunday, a local pastor, priest or lay person come to Gift of Life Transplant House to provide a worship service available for guests. These services are typically 30 minutes in length and include a short meditation.
Once every other week a massage therapist provides chair massage for guests at both houses on our campus. The massage therapist is licensed and services are free of charge. Massages last 20 minutes.
Card And Jewelry Making Parties
Periodically volunteers will provide materials and training for guests and caregivers to spend an hour or two creating cards and jewelry.
Monthly Enrichment Articles
Our committee Is made up of medical professionals who write articles on various topics each month. These articles are placed in your mailbox and are also available in the library in a notebook for your use.
Every week a Hand Massage Therapist can be found in the library at either house on our campus. These 10 – 15 minute hand massages relax and are free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are a 501c3, non-profit hospital hospitality house that provides affordable, temporary lodging to patients, 18 and over, and their caregivers who come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for solid organ , BMT, Stem Cell and CAR-T transplants.
Through the generosity of our many benefactors, Gift of Life Transplant House has not raised fees since 2013. The cost per night is $30.00 with a one-time per stay cleaning fee of $40.00.
We require guests to be accompanied by a caregiver. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support during the transplant journey.
Guests are responsible for preparing their own meals in the fully-equipped kitchen and dining in the spacious dining room. Each guest room is assigned their own pantry cabinet, refrigerator and freezer space for their personal food items. Pots, pans, crock pots, instapots, cooking utensils, plates, cups, and silverware provided for your use. Coffee and tea are available for you whenever you like.
Yes. A shuttle service is provided to and from Gift of Life Transplant House, Mayo Clinic and St. Marys Hospital. The shuttle runs throughout the day Monday through Friday.
No. Gift of Life Transplant House is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that manages and operates the house for Mayo transplant patients. We raise our own operating budget through the generosity of our benefactors and our fundraising events.