Posts by Katie Dillon

Anna Parish, Liver Recipient

Diagnosed with Biliary Atresia at only five weeks old, we found out our daughter Anna would have to undergo a six hour surgery to keep her from needing an immediate liver transplant. The procedure was a success and for eight years she lived a pretty good life with her parents, two sisters, and three dogs.…

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Ann Delehanty-Koenig, Cornea Transplant Recipient & Living Kidney Donor

My connection to donation is two sided, as a recipient and a donor. My first experience was toward the end of college I was diagnosed with keratoconus. I finished college and one day while playing tennis I noticed that I was experiencing even more difficulties following the ball. My keratoconus had progressed and I would…

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Importance of organ and tissue donation recognized during annual community breakfast

LifeCenter hosts 15th Annual Community Breakfast Natalie Clark, WLWT5 CINCINNATI — Nearly 600 people held an emotional celebration Tuesday at the LifeCenter 15th Annual Community Breakfast. For many in attendance, an organ or tissue donation was a life-changing, or life-saving decision. The program’s featured speaker was Jason Schechterle. Schechterle, a retired Phoenix, Arizona police officer…

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Meet the Faces of the LifeCenter Calendar for 2018

Life can change in an instant. For some, they find themselves in need, for others, they are presented the opportunity to think of others in their darkest time. Organ and tissue donation has the power to save, change and enhance lives. These are 12 stories of those from around the Greater Cincinnati area who’s lives…

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Where They Are Now: Loretta Davis

In 2012, we profiled the phenomenal story of Loretta Davis, a transplant recipient who was originally given only 48 hours to live after being hospitalized with severe liver damage. After receiving her new liver on May 10, 2009, Loretta has epitomized the classic phrase “Carpe diem” (“Seize the day”), as she continues to approach her…

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Where They Are Now: Bob Briggs

A few years ago, LifeCenter introduced you to Bob Briggs, a liver transplant recipient whose inspiring story of hope and restoration is a powerful example of the far-reaching impact of organ donation. In our first feature, Bob provided a snapshot of the events that led up to his liver transplant in January of 1998, along…

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Online Ticket Sales To the Superheroes Gala 2017 is Closed

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to this year’s Gala! We are close to capacity for this event so our online ticket sales are now closed. There will be a few tickets available at the door but they will be first come first serve. If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations Manager,…

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LifeCenter Community Breakfast

Save the Date, Tuesday, November 14th, for LifeCenter’s most heartfelt event of the year! Presented by UC Health, you are cordially invited to celebrate the start of the holiday season with some truly remarkable members of our community. The LifeCenter Community Breakfast will feature the unveiling of our 2018 Calendar featuring stories from transplant recipients,…

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How It All Started: The History of Donation

Modern technology has gifted us with all kinds of resources to help save lives through organ donation, but have you ever wondered how it all began? Below are some key points that highlight some of the most important milestones and achievements in the history of organ & tissue donation. * Some of the first recorded…

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Don’t Forget National DMV Appreciation Week

Let’s be honest, when most of us hear the word “BMV,” (or DMV depending on where you’re from) we immediately think of waiting in long lines, filling out forms or taking unflattering driver’s license pictures. While this ubiquitous administrative agency is commonly associated with the more mundane responsibilities of vehicle ownership, what often goes unnoticed…

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