Posts by Katie Dillon

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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Meet Mollie. Double Lung Recipient, Mom, Alive Thanks to a Donor.

It started with a cough but Mollie, an RN, knew something was wrong. She was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension. At the age of 37 she was told her life expectancy would be about 2 years without a lung transplant. After 8 months of waiting, she got the call. #DonateLife  

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Living Liver Donation: What You Need to Know

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), there are over 17,000 people awaiting a liver transplant in the United States alone. This troubling statistic underscores how urgent the need for liver donors really is. If you’ve been thinking about becoming a living liver donor, below is a general overview of the donation process,…

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Race with Gase!

NASCAR driver, Joey Gase Racing has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. Gase’s mother, Mary Jo, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in April 2011. Just 18 at the time, Joey made the courageous decision to donate her organs. The experience sparked a fire in Joey to spread the word…

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