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 […]

The Gift of the Legacy Garden

Posted on July 14th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Since 2013, the Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center has been the sponsor of the Legacy Garden at the Gift of Life Walk & Run. The Legacy Garden is a special area to honor those who have been touched by giving, receiving of waiting for the gift of life. Renee Bennett, Sr. Director of Enterprise Transplant Services […]

Partners in Saving Lives

Posted on July 7th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Lifebanc could not do what we do with out the partnership and support of our local transplant centers. Our mission of saving and healing lives through organ donation is paramount. Also important is celebrating those gifts of life given and received. Today, we talk to Stacey Banning, Administrative Director for the Transplant Institute at University […]

The Training of Life Savers

Posted on June 30th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Organ, eye, and tissue recovery is a highly specialized and regulated field of healthcare. Lifebanc has invested in its staff to be at the top of their profession and specialty by providing innovative ways and programs to educate staff. Kristen Deyling, Lifebanc Compliance, and Learning Development Specialist explains the importance of educational efforts for a […]

HOPE Act Gives Hope to Many

Posted on June 23rd, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Not so very long ago, if a patient in end-stage organ failure was HIV positive, in most cases, they were told to go home and get their things in order.  Brianna Doby Donation Community Consultant at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine discusses the creation of the HOPE Act which gives a very vulnerable patient population hope for […]

Humor in Grief

Posted on June 16th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

When we are in despair and grieving for someone we love, is it acceptable to laugh and experience joy too?   Elissa Berman, Lifebanc Senior Bereavement Counselor discusses when humor is useful and the health benefits it provides during times of tension and grief.

A Celebration of Life

Posted on June 9th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

At the beginning of the summer of 2012, a tragic car accident took the lives of four local teenagers. One of the teens, Kevin Fox was able to give the gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Devastated family and friends of Kevin, struggled to find a positive outlet for their grief. Listen […]

Crossing the Finish Line Together

Posted on June 2nd, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

The 2020 Gift of Life Walk & Run will be going virtual this year. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Lifebanc believes that it’s in the best interest of all participants, staff, volunteers, and hosts to shift to a virtual event. Gordon Bowen, Lifebanc CEO discusses the event and some of the innovative ways we […]