Podcasts

Asking for the Gift

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

In the darkest moments of crisis and trauma, Lifebanc Family Support Liaisons sit with families in their pain and offer the opportunity to leave a legacy of life. These interactions are intense and emotional and often create a bond between Lifebanc and the donor family. Two women, Kelly Armstead-Dickerson (Lifebanc Family Support Specialist) and Jaylene Roberts (donor mom) discuss their experience when Jaylene’s son became a donor hero at the […]

The Importance of DEI

Posted on April 27th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Though Lifebanc’s number one goal every day is to save and heal lives, we are keenly aware that we have an impact on the world far beyond our work in organ, eye, and tissue donation. We’re committed to seeing the bigger picture and being a responsible community partner and good world citizen. How do we do that? By providing opportunities to all,whether […]

Celebrate Donate Life Month

Posted on April 6th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Every April, there is a buzz in the air. Spring is in full swing, the temperatures are warming, and we get the feeling that new growth, new life, and rebirth are all around us. That’s why April is perfect for celebrating National Donate Life Month, a time when we nationally recognize the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donors and saving the […]

Lifebanc Turns 35

Posted on March 2nd, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Happy 35th Anniversary, Lifebanc! It is an opportunity to celebrate the milestone that we have been saving and healing lives for that long. Lifebanc has saved and enhanced the lives of thousands of northeast Ohioans and others from across the country. But none of our accomplishments would have been possible without the generosity of donors […]

Breath of Life

Posted on November 3rd, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

We are wrapping up our series Stories from the Bridge to Life. Each episode is an opportunity to hear first-hand from those touched by organ donation and/or transplantation.  Growing up, Randy Oyaski was your typical boy-next-door. He was healthy, and life was going great. He went off to college, got married, and became an athletic trainer for the United States Football League. All in all, life was good until a […]

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 […]