Podcasts

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 […]

Service to Save Lives

Posted on April 28th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

We cannot let the month of April fly by without extending our gratitude for all Lifebanc Ambassador Volunteers. They are the core of our community outreach and education efforts. Lifebanc staff member, Caitlin Zagar, community outreach coordinator explains the importance and duties of our volunteers. Caitlin is joined by two volunteers, recipient Mindy, and donor […]

Feeling Grief During COVID-19

Posted on April 21st, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

There is nothing like a crisis to exacerbate emotions. As we are learning, sheltering-in-place for a long period can induce a rollercoaster of feelings, especially for those who are already coping with loss and grief.  Elissa Berman, Lifebanc Senior Bereavement Services Counselor explains why we are feeling emotional and offers advice on how to cope […]

Saving Lives in a Pandemic

Posted on April 14th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Saving and healing lives is the mission of Lifebanc, even in a pandemic.  Gordon Bowen, Lifebanc CEO, explains how our staff rises to the challenge of finding ways to save those waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. He also shares how COVID-19 has impacted our community outreach and events schedule for 2020,

Get Your Blue & Green On

Posted on April 7th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

April is National Donate Life Month and we are honoring the gift of life.  It may look a little different, but now that we are at home, there are numerous ways that we can share the donate life message with family, friends, and neighbors. Listen as Gordon Bowen, Lifebanc CEO, shares several ideas for making an […]

Myth Busting the #1 Misconception

Posted on March 31st, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

In the community, the #1 myth people share with us is that Doctors won’t try and save their life if they are a registered organ donor. This myth has been around since organ donation began. Take ten minutes to listen to two experts from Lifebanc explain the donation process and why it just isn’t so.