Podcasts

A Life Ready to Launch

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

At 26 years old, the adult life of Alex Fletcher was about to launch. He recently received a promotion at his day job and landed a spot on the Cleveland Indian’s ground crew as a side gig. He was handsome, healthy, and had a heart of gold.  Overall, a wonderful young man loved by so […]

A Family Diagnosis

Posted on October 12th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Having a family member in organ failure doesn’t happen often. Imagine, then, the overwhelming challenges faced by a family with multiple members in this vulnerable condition, all wondering whether they will receive an organ transplant or be forced to live a compromised life. For Julie Dabb Pencak, this is the reality she lives every day. Listen to Julie […]

Planting Seeds of Love

Posted on October 6th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Marla Corrado first became aware of Lifebanc when her Father, William passed away and was a registered donor. Since then, she has become a volunteer for Lifebanc and was part of a Gift of Life Walk & Run team to honor her dad’s memory called Planting the Seeds of Love.  When COVID hit, she and […]

Standing Tall

Posted on September 29th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

An afternoon game of football with friends changed the life of 12-year-old Peter “PJ” Williams forever. After being tackled, he noticed that his knee hurt.  The pain and limp did not go away, and PJ’s mom, Sophia grew more concerned but neither of them was expecting the diagnoses they received.  Bone cancer. Listen as PJ shares his story […]

Stress of Grief

Posted on September 15th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

When someone we love or care about passes-away, especially when it is sudden and unexpected, it can become a very stressful situation.  Arrangement decisions to be made, informing family and friends, and other tasks associated with the end of life.   This is on top of the grief felt by the loss which can lead to […]

Donation Skeptic

Posted on September 8th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Like many people of color, Carol and her circle of family and friends were skeptical about organ, eye, and tissue donation, not to mention the health care industry as a whole. Even when it came to her mom’s passing, Carol could not move beyond her concerns to allow an autopsy to be performed to see the cause of […]

Too Old or Too Sick?

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Lifebanc works closely with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to track statistics of individuals who sign up to be registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. We look at age, gender, location of those who have said “YES” to saving lives. We also track a disturbing trend of folks who said were registered donors at one time, […]

Emergency to Save Lives

Posted on August 25th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Dear First Responders, will you save my life as a registered organ donor? A traumatic accident has occurred and emergency medical staff are called. Once on the scene, they assess the patients and begin life-saving treatment while preparing for transport to the hospital. Do they assess for anything else? Kelly Cover, Lifebanc Coroner, Medical Examiner, […]

Spirituality and Grief

Posted on August 18th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Buddhists believe in a cycle of death and rebirth called samsara. In Islam, death is the termination of worldly life and the beginning of the afterlife.  Christians believe that Jesus’ death and resurrection are part of God’s divine plan for humankind.  And of course, there are those who believe death is eternal; there is nothing else. Listen as Elissa Berman, Lifebanc Senior […]

The GOLWR is Here

Posted on August 11th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

We are just a few days away from the 2020 Gift of Life Walk & Run live-stream event and the excitement is building. We are in full swing getting ready to celebrate life by Crossing the Finish Line Together! Listen as Gordon Bowen, Lifebanc CEO provide insight into the program and what we can expect on Saturday […]