Posts by Jacqueline Treftz

The Military and Organ Donation

The men and women of our military and our armed forces are one of our nation’s biggest treasures. Not only do these amazing people willingly risk life and limb to preserve our freedoms on a daily basis, but they do so asking for nothing in return. That selfless mentality pervades every aspect of military members’…

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ECHO Donate Life Week

Every July since 2015, Donate Life America has partnered with the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation to create the annual two week Echo Donate Life. Echo Donate Life is dedicated to creating opportunities, raising awareness, and empowering multicultural communities to register as organ and tissue donors. The goal of this two-week program is to…

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Renee Paige and Sarah Green-Moore, Kidney Recipients

Dear Donor Family, I found this letter to be difficult to write. Not because I’m not thankful but because I wanted to find the right words to express my deepest sympathies to a family that lost a loved one, just knowing a part of them still lives in me. I would like to tell you…

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Pete Mosher, Passed While Waiting and Tissue Donor

Dear Recipient, I remember the first time I thought of you; I was treating a patient in the hospital who had just had back surgery. One of their family members asked about the specifics of the surgery, and the patient described how they had received donated bone to fuse the bones in their back and…

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Glenn Kindell, Double Lung Recipient

All I can say is thank you. While a lung transplant is a major operation that can involve many complications, it improved my health and quality of life. Thank you for another chance to be able to breathe again, to be a husband to my loving wife, a father to my children and grandfather to…

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Bob McCorkle, Waiting for Kidney Transplant

To my future donor, I have Polycistic Kidney Disease which is hereditary and several of my family members have passed away from it. I have been on peritoneal dialysis since March 2015, and every night for the last three years I pray for the phone call from the hospital to tell me they’ve found a…

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Ricky Wieland, Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor

Dear Claude, Thank you for your recent letter – we appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge Richard’s generous gift as an organ donor. We hope this letter finds you recovering well and enjoying life once again. It gives us strength knowing his heart continues to beat and is providing you with the joy of…

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Laura Mooney and Marty Hudson, Living Donation Coordinators

We have the most amazing jobs! As Living Donor Coordinators at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, we receive phone calls and emails from the most courageous and genuine individuals willing to donate a kidney or a segment of their liver to a child. Some of these donor candidates have a direct relationship with the recipient,…

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Organ Donation And Men’s Health

Our health is one of the most important aspects of our lives. From our homes to vacations and gifts, there are a lot of things that money can buy, but not our health. Men, in particular, are more likely to deal with liver disease and cardiovascular disease than their female counterparts. If these issues progress…

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Donation and the LGBTQA Community

LifeCenter is an LGBTQA ally and we were proud to support pride month this past June. June means an immense amount to a large group of people who have been historically unrepresented and have been wildly misunderstood. We believe that love is love and that no one should be discriminated based on who they love.…

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