Getting to the University of Minnesota Medical Center

New Light Rail Line A Fresh Option for Patients, Families

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Patients and families traveling to the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Medical Center now have a new transportation option, courtesy of the new Metro Transit Green Line light rail route.

The Green Line, which connects downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along the University Avenue corridor, has a stop on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus. The East Bank station is located just west of the intersection of Harvard Street and Washington Ave. SE, just two blocks from the medical center main entrance and less than one block from the University of Minnesota Health clinics in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building.

Get all the fare and route details here.


Patient Story

After three liver transplants, family looks to the future

When the world falls away, Jeremy Traficant likes to say, put your trust in your family and your faith.

It’s a message the 20-year-old, his older sister Ashley and their parents Gwen and Jim have relied upon countless times over the last two decades.

Jim, 52 and Ashley, 23, both have primary schlerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare disease that causes inflammation and obstruction of the bile ducts, liver damage and—eventually—liver failure. Together, father and daughter have undergone three liver transplants, while Jeremy chose last year to donate a portion of his healthy liver to his sister.

After two decades living under the shadow of PSC, the Traficants are once again looking forward to the future, thanks to a transplant operation at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Read more about the Traficants here.


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