Podcasts

Seeing 2020

Posted on November 10th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

We’re all familiar with stories of organ donors saving the lives of recipients; maybe you’ve heard about it in the news or seen it as you’ve scrolled through social media. One story that too often gets overlooked is the dramatic and life-changing gift of sight. Just for a minute, try to imagine how your day-to-day […]

A Life Ready to Launch

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

At 26 years old, the adult life of Alex Fletcher was about to launch. He recently received a promotion at his day job and landed a spot on the Cleveland Indian’s ground crew as a side gig. He was handsome, healthy, and had a heart of gold.  Overall, a wonderful young man loved by so […]

Planting Seeds of Love

Posted on October 6th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Marla Corrado first became aware of Lifebanc when her Father, William passed away and was a registered donor. Since then, she has become a volunteer for Lifebanc and was part of a Gift of Life Walk & Run team to honor her dad’s memory called Planting the Seeds of Love.  When COVID hit, she and […]

Standing Tall

Posted on September 29th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

An afternoon game of football with friends changed the life of 12-year-old Peter “PJ” Williams forever. After being tackled, he noticed that his knee hurt.  The pain and limp did not go away, and PJ’s mom, Sophia grew more concerned but neither of them was expecting the diagnoses they received.  Bone cancer. Listen as PJ shares his story […]

Stress of Grief

Posted on September 15th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

When someone we love or care about passes-away, especially when it is sudden and unexpected, it can become a very stressful situation.  Arrangement decisions to be made, informing family and friends, and other tasks associated with the end of life.   This is on top of the grief felt by the loss which can lead to […]

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.

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 […]

Saving Lives for a Living

Posted on March 10th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Dedicated staff members makes Lifebanc the success organization it is today. With experts in multiple disciplines, we turn tragedy into hope and healing.  Every day, the Lifebanc team has the opportunity to change lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. The mission is not an easy one and today we are asking, what does it […]

We’re Doing It Again!

Posted on February 25th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Why would Cleveland’s Chocolatier, Mike Malley, rappel down the side of a building? Listen now to learn Mike’s connection with Lifebanc and why it was important for him to go Over The Edge. Jillian Frazier of Lifebanc, discusses how this unique event helps Lifebanc and promotes organ, eye and tissue donation.

Healing Those Left Behind

Posted on February 18th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

At Lifebanc, we say we save and heal lives which we do everyday. But what about the lives of the donor families? How do we help heal them after their loved one gave the gift of life? Learn what services Lifebanc provides from staff member Elissa Berman, the Sr. Bereavement Services Counselor.