Posts by Katie Dillon

Types of Tissue Donation

Helping other people lead a healthy life is one of the noblest gestures anyone can perform in the service of their fellow man. And few gestures are as selfless as donating the building blocks of life itself: your organs and tissues. But while most people are familiar enough with the former, not everyone knows that…

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Organ recipient travels to Cincinnati to meet donor’s family, honor his gift

http://www.wlwt.com/article/organ-donor-s-family-meets-recipient/22096903 CINCINNATI — Lanette Meeks and her husband came to Cincinnati from Millington, Michigan, to meet a special family. Michael Recker was 60 when he died from a stroke in April 2017. His liver saved Lanette’s life. Advertisement “I vowed to find out hopefully who the donor was, meet their family and try to thank…

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Woman makes “Heartbeat Bears” for organ donors

http://local12.com/news/local/woman-makes-heartbeat-bears-for-organ-donors DELHI, Ohio (WKRC) – Debbie Wieland and her family spend a lot of time in their dining room making “Heartbeat Bears” for the families of organ donors. “The ribbon has to lay just right,” Debbie Wieland said as she made a bear. Wieland makes the bears in memory of her son, Ricky. He was…

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Race with Gase!

You’re invited to Race with Gase! Join LifeCenter, ProMaster and NASCAR driver Joey Gase at the new Full Throttle facility in Florence, Kentucky for a fun evening for the whole family. You will get a chance to not only see the #35 Donate Life/ProMaster car, but participate in our Hand Prints of Hope Event. You…

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The Waiting List – A Quick Guide to Understanding its Intricacies

In this day and age, pretty much everyone knows about organ transplants and their immense contribution towards saving and extending lives. Some may even have relatives who have undergone such procedures, or at the very least are aware of successful organ transplants through the media. But despite being such an integral part of the process,…

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Navy veteran dives for first time since heart transplant

  By: T.J. Parker Posted: 9:42 AM, Jun 20, 2018 NEWPORT, Ky. — A former U.S. Navy diver had to give up being underwater when he learned he needed a heart transplant. Despite his heart failure diagnosis, Bruno Lanman wants people to know there is hope for transplant recipients. Lanman, who first started diving at…

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Organ Donation: The Ultimate Form of Pride

With Cincinnati’s Pride week right around the corner and the Pride Celebration set to begin on June 23rd, we wanted to dispel some myths surrounding organ donation for the LGBTQ community. When it comes to an issue like equality, organ donation has been one of the first institutes to serve as a bridge between cultures…

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Cystic Fibrosis: How YOU Can Help Save a Life

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that causes consistent lung infections and hinders a person’s ability to breathe due to mucus build up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. The mucus in the lungs clogs airways and traps bacteria which then leads to infections. It also prevents the release of digestive enzymes in…

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The Highest Form of Giving

It is often said that people find more joy in giving than in receiving. There’s something about the simple act of helping out your fellow man that just makes us feel good inside. But while giving away money and worldly possessions is noble in itself, there is no higher form of giving than organ donation.…

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Save the Date for the LifeCenter Superheroes Gala!

The LifeCenter Superheroes Gala is a fun-filled evening for a great cause. Not all superheroes wear capes, some just register to organ and tissue donors. Join us at our new venue, the historic, Music Hall Ballroom. Our event features our program awarding our Cincinnati Superheroes for Donation, a large silent auction highlighting the best attractions…

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