Life by the Numbers

Posted on February 6th, 2024 by Colleen Gerber

Each year-end, Lifebanc reviews the number of lives impacted by the generosity of organ, eye, and tissue donors in northeast Ohio. It is humbling to report that organ donors saved […]

A Hero’s Hero

Posted on January 23rd, 2024 by Colleen Gerber

It was a beautiful day on the shores of Lake Erie. Lee Weber and his two sons, Alex and Jacob, who were 9 and 7 at the time, were spending […]

Honoring a Brother

Posted on December 26th, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

Many families have experienced a sudden and unexpected tragedy that results in their loved one becoming a donor. Although giving the gift of life and sight to others is a […]

A Voice of Calming Compassion

Posted on November 14th, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

Hospital scenes – where there is trauma, tragedy, and unexpected loss – are often chaotic and emotional. In times of shock and disbelief, individuals may feel numb and can have […]

A Lifelong Public Servant

Posted on October 31st, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

Lifebanc covers 20 counties in Northeast Ohio, serves approximately 4.2 million individuals, and includes several large cities, including Cleveland. The depth of complexity is unimaginable when providing services to a […]

An Unimaginable Loss Part Two

Posted on October 17th, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

Last week, we discussed the loss of a young man, Trenton Riggins-Walker. Trenton died by suicide. We continue the conversation with Bill Walker and Kolnita Riggins-Walker to learn how they […]

An Unimaginable Loss

Posted on October 3rd, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

The unthinkable occurred when Bill and Kolnita Riggins-Walker’s son Trenton died by suicide. Trent had struggled with mental health issues, but his death still came as a shock. Listen to […]

Aging of Transplants

Posted on September 19th, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

Charlene Johnson-Boyd shares her story of being diagnosed with heart failure and told there was nothing more doctors could do because of her age. Charlene wouldn’t take no for an […]

Will They Save Me?!

Posted on August 22nd, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

When it comes to organ, eye, and tissue donation, the number-one misconception is that medical personnel won’t try to save your life if you’re a registered donor. Even though it’s completely false, that misconception […]

A Month of Awareness

Posted on August 8th, 2023 by Colleen Gerber

August is a busy month, but we must slow down and learn about Minority Donor Awareness. We talk with an expert on the subject, Linda Kimble from MOTTEP, donor mom, […]