Podcasts

From Caregiver to Patient

Posted on March 23rd, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

As a Cleveland Clinic liver transplant coordinator, Amy McFarlin witnessed the power of donation and transplantation every day. She helped to guide transplant recipients through their routine to keep their new organ functioning as long as possible. So it was more than ironic that after bloodwork, Amy received a call from her Physician Assistant telling […]

Journey to Life

Posted on October 27th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Something just wasn’t right. Weight gain, shortness of breath, and excessive thirst kept La’Tanya from normal activities. Also having a persistent cough, she went to a doctor where they did blood tests. When she returned home she received a surprising message telling her to go to the hospital. La’Tanya had been diagnosed with acute kidney […]

A Family Diagnosis

Posted on October 12th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Having a family member in organ failure doesn’t happen often. Imagine, then, the overwhelming challenges faced by a family with multiple members in this vulnerable condition, all wondering whether they will receive an organ transplant or be forced to live a compromised life. For Julie Dabb Pencak, this is the reality she lives every day. Listen to Julie […]