Podcasts

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 […]

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Posted on August 4th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Individuals who are African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islanders, American Indian or Alaskan Natives make up 60% of the national waiting list for an organ transplant.  Yet, in 2019, only 46% of the people who received a transplant were from these communities. Increasing the gap further is the fact that these communities […]

No Greater Love

Posted on July 27th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Join us today for the love story of a young couple who were planning their future until a medical diagnosis changed everything. Josie Brown and her boyfriend, Mike Rogers Jr., had no idea that healing would come from Karey Gengler, Josie’s mom, in a time a tragedy.

Giving Back in Grief

Posted on July 21st, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Families experiencing a loss sometimes feel they are in a hole and they will never be able to face the future.  How do some families manage to move through their grief to the point where they are reaching out to help others? Guest, Deanna Slifka, who lost her middle daughter at birth talks with Elissa […]