Posts Tagged ‘lifecenter’

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 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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Donald Melillo, Liver Recipient

In February 2012, I heard the three words that nobody ever wants to hear… “You have cancer”. I was diagnosed with liver cancer and was told the only treatment option was a transplant. You go through every range of emotion, sadness, anger, and confusion. As the days passed, I became sicker and spent my time…

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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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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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