Posts by Jacqueline Treftz

Announcing LifeCenter’s Events for 2019

It’s never too early to start planning ahead and that’s just what we are doing! As we are winding down 2018 we are eagerly planning for 2019 and our upcoming LifeCenter events. Please save the date for the following events! LifeCenter’s NEW Night of the Stars Hospital Awards Celebration (replacing our Superheroes Gala) will take place on…

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Needed Organs

The decision to become an organ, eye, and tissue donor is one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life. By deciding to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, you are taking the health and wellness of someone directly into your hands. There are a multitude of ways to make a…

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The Best Thanksgiving Gift

Thanksgiving is here and that means that it is time to cook the biggest feast of the year. This huge feast may be great, but we tend to lose the real meaning of the holiday in the gravy and turkey. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful; it is a time to give gifts to…

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Meet the Faces of the LifeCenter Calendar for 2019

  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, eye and tissue donation has the power to save, change and enhance lives. The theme of the 2019 calendar is “The Story.” In this 16th…

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Why Become a Donor?

The decision to become an organ donor can be a hard one to grapple with. We understand that there are many factors to think over when you are deciding whether to become an organ and tissue donor. The reality is that there is a huge need for new living and deceased donors as the disparity…

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Deceased Donation

Becoming an organ donor is a serious decision that can alter the lives of up to eight people. The registration process is simple; you can easily sign up with the BMV when you receive a new license. The hardest part of organ donation is the decision to become a donor. It can be a daunting…

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Debunking the Myths

When it comes to organ donation, there are many myths that can cloud the judgment of potential donors. Everything from preferential treatment on waiting lists to conflicts in religion are myths that hover around donation that are simply not true. In reality, the organ donation process is straightforward with very few moral dilemmas to consider…

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A Brief History

Up until the 1950s, organ donation was in its infant stages. Successful transplants were few and far between and few doctors were skilled enough in the surgical practices needed for transplants to take. A few brilliant minds in the medical field began digging into the process, and 60 years later, we have a system that…

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