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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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LifeCenter’s Superheroes Gala a Fun-filled and Memorable Night

Thank you to all who joined us for LifeCenter’s 2018 Superheroes Gala! The event was held in the newly renovated Music Hall Ballroom and showcased 60 fantastic silent auction baskets raising over $20,000 from the auction alone. The funds raised at this event help keep our education and outreach program thriving throughout the year. We could…

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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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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 donations on the rise as opioid crisis rages on

Updated Friday, February 2nd 2018, 4:36 pm EST By Stefano DiPietrantonio, Investigative Reporter Let’s say, for example, you’re a patient who is desperate for an organ transplant. You finally get the call you’ve been waiting for, but there’s a catch — the donor, whose organ could save your life, was a heroin addict. Adam Shay, 21, was…

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Rise in deadly overdoses yield more life-saving organ, tissue donations

Cincinnati mother: Organ donation brings hope to daughter’s death Updated: 6:50 PM EST Feb 19, 2018 Reported by Alexis Rogers   The tragic state of addiction in the tristate has had an unexpected impact. Anna Gosney watched her daughter, Jennifer Holcombe, struggle with addiction for years. “She needed help,” Gosney said. “I definitely did not…

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