The Waiting Game

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Roy-Allen Bumpers was first introduced to organ donation and Lifebanc through participating in the Stepping for Life show. As a member of Alphi Kappa Psi, he and his fraternity brothers work hard to help educate college students and their families about the need for more registered organ donors. Roy had a personal stake in the events because he had been diagnosed […]

The Organ Trail

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: two guys walk in to a bar. However, the conversation that took place was no joke and forever changed the lives of Mark Scotch and Hugh Smith. After talking about general topics like sports, politics, and the weather, Mark was surprised when Hugh got up to leave. Mark kidded him, saying it was still early enough in […]

Asking for the Gift

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

In the darkest moments of crisis and trauma, Lifebanc Family Support Liaisons sit with families in their pain and offer the opportunity to leave a legacy of life. These interactions are intense and emotional and often create a bond between Lifebanc and the donor family. Two women, Kelly Armstead-Dickerson (Lifebanc Family Support Specialist) and Jaylene Roberts (donor mom) discuss their experience when Jaylene’s son became a donor hero at the […]

A BMV Donation Story

Posted on September 28th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

We know thousands of Ohioans have registered their donation decision through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.The Ohio Donor Registry is managed by the state of Ohio through the BMVs and each agency ask citizens if they would like to give the gift of life. September is National BMV Appreciation month, and a time to thank our partners for helping to […]

From Recipient to Living Donor

Posted on September 21st, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Colleen Flynn Goss knows what a challenge looks like and has remarkably overcome many in her life time with style and grace.  Being a young woman in her teens, Colleen noticed her vision was changing and it was discovered that she had a disease that affected her eyesight. It use her significant visual impairment.   Although her […]

Giving Peace of Mind

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

End of Life advance directive and preplanning may be uncomfortable to think about or discuss. Although it may be a topic that is easier to avoid, making those decisions for yourself will help your loved ones at a time when they are in the midst of grief and a highly emotional period. In tragic circumstances […]

The Mission Hits Home

Posted on August 24th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Marva was a young women when she came to work at Lifebanc. Although she didn’t have a personal connection to the mission, she loved being part of saving lives. Little did she know that, many years later, her husband would be one of the lives saved by a donor hero when he received a heart transplant.  Listen in as Deacon Kenneth and Marva Smith share their story about […]

Whiteboard Walk About

Posted on August 16th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

A group of geniuses from the Lifebanc Quality Services department created a process called the Whiteboard Walk About to communicate how each department, and ultimately each staff member – plays a key role in the success of Lifebanc and how we are all connected. Lifebanc, and all recovery agencies are highly regulated and to ensure […]

Saving Those Waiting

Posted on August 3rd, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Do you know that 60% of those on the national waiting list are either, African Americans, Hisapanic/Latino, Asian Pacific Islanders or American Indian/Alaska Natives.  But these groups make up less 50% of those who receive transplants.  Also, these groups are less likely to register as OET donors. Linda D. Kimble, Executive Director of Cleveland MOTTEP discusses this […]

Team Fox Carries On

Posted on July 27th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

No one could imagine how life would carry on when four teenagers from Brunswick, Ohio were killed in a car crash, a day before their high school graduation. Kevin Fox, one of the teens in the car, made the decision two years prior to the accident to be a registered donor. Kevin’s sister, Colleen Fox […]