Posts by Katie Dillon

Mixtape in the Key of Life

Written by: Kevin Reynolds, Kidney Recipient January 17, 2018 I realize not everyone is as forthcoming about their health journey as I have been, and that’s why I enjoy being a LifeCenter ambassador. I’m also not above using my story to try and garner attention about organ donation in some unusual ways. I’m a big…

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Getting “The Call”

Written By: Pat McEntee, Heart Transplant Recipient  Waiting for a heart transplant was a long, slow process. The road began more than 20 years before the event happened, but I wasn’t listed until 2014 when my heart function was rapidly declining. A Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted in 2014 bought me the time I…

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How Are Organ Procurement Organizations Funded?

Written by: Barry Massa, Executive Director for LifeCenter You may have wondered, “How does organ donation work? Who pays for the organ? How is this system funded?” Well, unlike most non-profits, LifeCenter, and all organ procurement organizations (OPOs) are not reliant upon fundraising for their operational needs.  Instead, the funding is similar to that of…

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Ohio Teens Learn About Organ Donation

By : Lisa Smith Posted: 4:57 AM, Nov 21, 2017 Updated: 7:34 PM, Nov 21, 2017 CINCINNATI — It’s a very grown-up question facing teenage drivers: Do you want to be an organ donor? The topic is part of the curriculum in high schools across Ohio, due to a state law which requires organ donation…

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Announcing LifeCenter’s Events for 2018

It’s never too early to start planning ahead and that’s just what we are doing! As we are winding down 2017 we are eagerly planning for 2018 and our upcoming LifeCenter events. Please save the date for the following events! LifeCenter’s Superheroes Gala will take place on September 14th (Friday), 2018 at our new location, the…

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Ohio teens learn about organ donation under new required curriculum

By: Lisa Smith Posted: 4:57 AM, Nov 21, 2017 CINCINNATI — It’s a very grown-up question facing teenage drivers: Do you want to be an organ donor? The topic is part of the curriculum in high schools across Ohio, due to a state law which requires organ donation education. They started the curriculum at Dater…

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Where Are They Now? Carolyn Henry Glaspy

In 2011, LifeCenter introduced you to Carolyn Henry Glaspy, a mother who shared the extraordinary story of how her son, Chris Henry, was able to help save and improve the lives of several people through his selfless decision to become an organ and tissue donor. A former wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Chris was…

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Don’t Believe Everything You See on TV

We’ve all seen the commercials: An endangered patient is being rolled on a gurney into the emergency room of a busy hospital, with doctors and nurses frantically exchanging jargon-laced dialogue about vital signs and medication in hopes of saving a life. The music crescendos, and viewers are left wondering how this cliffhanger is going to…

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Terri Flamm, Tissue Recipient

My name is Terri Flamm, and I am a tissue recipient. As a Physical Education teacher at New Richmond High School (also my alma mater) and as a lifelong athlete, my mobility is everything to me. I was a three sport athlete in high school, playing soccer, basketball and track.  I even went on to play fast…

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