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  • Aug 16, 2018  |  Sandra Bennington’s heart was heavy when she learned that her granddaughter, Adrea, was gone. Sandra had raised Adrea since she was four and tried to give her the best life possible. Even though Adrea was a good person, she had struggled for most of her 31 years. Sadly, like her mother, Adrea could not overcome […]
  • Jul 31, 2018  |  On a beautiful July afternoon, Lifebanc welcomed around 50 supporters and staff to its Cleveland office for a pinwheel ceremony and dedication of its new Legacy Tree. The Legacy Tree features leaves and butterflies that signify generous contributions to the organization’s eight by fifty campaign. The office’s front lawn featured 929 blue and green pinwheels. […]
  • Jun 20, 2018  |  Michael Todd Kerr was the kind of person who would walk into a room and it would light up with love. Michael was 6’8” and lovingly known as “Big Mike” by family and friends. He was fun loving, charming, funny, caring and understanding. He valued a lot in life but family and living life to […]
  • Feb 23, 2018  |  “Children of Lifebanc” is a unique way for children to become involved in the Lifebanc mission. The idea came from Evelyn Bass, a Lifebanc Donor Referral Coordinator, whose daughter has a passion for working in the rewarding field of organ, eye and tissue donation one day. But for the time being, Evelyn and her daughter, […]
  • Jan 12, 2018  |  Lifebanc facilitated the organ donations of 155 people from Northeast Ohio in 2017, a new record for the region. The gifts of those 155 people saved the lives of 418 people. There were 150 organ donors in Northeast Ohio in 2016. Lifebanc, the region’s non-profit organ procurement organization, also recovered 11,338 life-saving and healing tissues […]
  • Sep 26, 2017  |  Bridge to Life, a partner who specializes in preservation solution for the transportation of organs, has sponsored the new Gallery of Hope at Lifebanc. The gallery is the perfect finishing touch on the Donor Family Comfort Room, located in the new Lifebanc Donor Care Facility. The comfort room will allow families to be as close […]
  • Sep 12, 2017  |  Cleveland native and bone recipient Peter “P.J.” Williams has been selected by the American Association of Tissue Banks to ride on the 2018 Donate Life Rose Parade Float in Pasadena, California. P.J. was nominated by Lifebanc, Northeast Ohio’s federally-mandated organ procurement organization, and will join other recipients and donor families from around the country on […]
  • Jul 18, 2017  |  In a 31-hour surgery on May 11, 2017, Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s third face transplant – and its first total face transplant – on a 21-year-old female who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a gunshot wound as a teenager. Lifebanc was privileged to work with the family […]
  • Jan 12, 2017  |  A record number of Northeast Ohioans became organ, eye and tissue donors in 2016, Lifebanc announced Wednesday. Those organ, eye and tissue donors helped save and heal the lives of a record number of people in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Lifebanc is the non-profit organ procurement organization serving a 20-county area in Northeast Ohio. Lifebanc […]