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 […]

The Gift of Tissue

Posted on May 26th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

There are approximately 1,000,000 tissue transplants that take place each year. Not everyone understands the impact and importance of tissue donation to save lives. The Gift of Tissue episode explores the many uses of donated tissue and the dedication Lifebanc maintains before, during, and after the recovery of those gifts. Julie Caldro, the Director of […]

Life is Not a Stage

Posted on May 19th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

When she created the Five Stages of Grief, was Elizabeth Kublier-Ross describing grief experienced when someone we care for passes away?  An interesting and enlightening discussion with Eliss Berman, Lifebanc Senior Bereavement Counselor and her colleague, Jennifer Stern, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and an M.A. in Clinical Social Work and explain why Life is Not […]

Lifesaving Nurses

Posted on May 12th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Saving and healing lives have never meant more than at this moment in time and Nurse’s Week has never been so meaningful. While the frontline nurses continue gaining ground on the pandemic, a specialized nursing group has quietly gone above and beyond to save lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Michele Martynyszyn, Organ Services […]

A License to Save Lives

Posted on May 5th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration or TSA will require a federally compliant driver license, identification card or another acceptable form of identification (such as a US passport or military ID) to fly within the U.S.  The compliant ID takes the place of a standard driver’s license. When renewing a license at the Bureau of Motor […]