Podcasts

Faithfully Waiting

Posted on May 10th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

On any given morning, more than 300,000 listeners start their day focusing on their faith and positivity by tuning into 95.5 The Fish – a contemporary Christian Music station here in the Cleveland Area.  One of the familiar voices on the morning show is the traffic guy David Sprouse.  Dave is probably most recognized for cheerfully sending morning […]

Inspired to Nursing

Posted on May 4th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

When Michael Grabill learned he had liver cancer and would need a transplant, his daughter Beth was by his side for the entire journey.Beth was also by his side when Michael passed just a couple of years after receiving his transplant. That’s when Beth Grabill decided to change her life – in a big way. […]

The Importance of DEI

Posted on April 27th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Though Lifebanc’s number one goal every day is to save and heal lives, we are keenly aware that we have an impact on the world far beyond our work in organ, eye, and tissue donation. We’re committed to seeing the bigger picture and being a responsible community partner and good world citizen. How do we do that? By providing opportunities to all,whether […]

Smallest Angels, Biggest Gifts

Posted on April 20th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Pediatric Transplant Week, and we could think of no better to celebrate than talking to a young recipient about their experience. When Chase, one of triplet boys was born, his parents Michael and Jodi Del Ferraro, immediatly knew something was wrong because of his deep yellow coloring. Michael recalls Chase’s journey and how it felt […]

A Trot and a Long Walk

Posted on April 13th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Cody was so excited to become a registered organ, eye, and tissue donor that his mom, Valerie, took a picture of him with his license. Neither of them thought he would honor his decision to be a donor after being in a fatal accident later that day. Gene Shimandle, the recipient of Cody’s heart, was […]

Celebrate Donate Life Month

Posted on April 6th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Every April, there is a buzz in the air. Spring is in full swing, the temperatures are warming, and we get the feeling that new growth, new life, and rebirth are all around us. That’s why April is perfect for celebrating National Donate Life Month, a time when we nationally recognize the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donors and saving the […]

Doctors of Donation

Posted on March 30th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

We often say that it takes a village to facilitate the organ donation process from recovery to transplantation. When an individual meets medical criteria for organ donation, and in collaboration with their family, the first steps in the donation process can begin. The Lifebanc care team medically manages that patient until the recovery is complete. […]

From Caregiver to Patient

Posted on March 23rd, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

As a Cleveland Clinic liver transplant coordinator, Amy McFarlin witnessed the power of donation and transplantation every day. She helped to guide transplant recipients through their routine to keep their new organ functioning as long as possible. So it was more than ironic that after bloodwork, Amy received a call from her Physician Assistant telling […]

Games Recipients Play

Posted on March 16th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

The Transplant Games of America (TGA) are festival-style games for individuals who have had an organ, tissue, cornea, or bone-marrow transplant. Living organ donors can participate in the games as well. Donor family members, transplant professionals, and other supporters attend to be a part of the magical celebration of life. The games were postponed in […]

Advocate for Others

Posted on March 9th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

As Jim Myers went through dialysis and the transplant experience, he noticed a gap in advocacy for kidney patients. Determined to fill that gap, Jim started using his experience and education as an attorney with two MBAs in business and health administration to advocate full-time for proper kidney care; he  specializes in using social media to help fellow renal patients. Listen to a stimulating conversation with a national advocate and learn more about […]