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LifeCenter’s 2019 Community Breakfast

For over a decade LifeCenter has made it our mission to honor the holiday season with our annual Community Breakfast. Please join us this November 19, 2019 at the Schiff Cintas Center in Cincinnati as we celebrate those in our community who make our mission to save, enhance, and change lives possible. This event features:…

What To Expect During A Living Donation

Organ donation is one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences that a person can decide to engage in. By registering as an organ donor, you are making a promise to give a literal piece of yourself to someone to help him or her live their life once again. Registering as a deceased organ donor…

Granger Smith’s Son River Saves Two Lives Through Organ Donation

There are few things in life more difficult than the death of a child. No matter how famous or how much money you have, terrible things can still happen. In June of 2019, the unthinkable happened to country singer Granger Smith and his wife Amber. While outside playing with his children, Granger ran to his…

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’…

Pride Month: Altruistic Donor, Olivia Zick

We are proud to be a part of the Cincinnati Pride Festival this Saturday. Today we share Olivia’s story: “My connection to donation started in May of 2012 when my father James passed away. He was able to donate tissue, corneas and bone to help many people enhance their lives. Then in September of 2013,…

Henry Rogers’ Inspirational Journey To His Kidney Transplant

Three years ago, Elizabeth and her husband Greg Rogers got the news that would change their lives. At Elizabeth’s 20-week ultrasound for her second baby, her doctor gave her the news that every parent fears. There was something wrong with her baby’s kidney, and the doctors wouldn’t know the severity of the issue until her…

The Pope’s Endorsement of Organ Donation

One of the biggest misconceptions about organ donation is that your religious beliefs could stop you from becoming an organ donor. For the millions of Catholics and Christians around the world, Pope Francis just put that fear to bed permanently. According to Pope Francis, “a gift to the suffering Lord who said that everything we…

The Organ Shortage & the Need for Donors

As a people, we have become safer and lived longer thanks to huge advancements in medical technology and procedures. The unfortunate side effect of these great advancements in medical science is that there are fewer and fewer organs available for transplant. As of 2018, the US population sat at 326,766,748 people and is growing at…

The First HIV Positive Kidney Donation Done at Johns Hopkins

In March of 2019, the elite surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland performed the world’s first kidney transplant from a living HIV positive donor. Built on the knowledge and skills acquired by surgical teams in South Africa who pioneered HIV positive transplants, this surgery marks a major landmark for organ donation. Dr.…

2019 Flag Raising Ceremonies

Flag Raising Ceremonies 2019 Date Time Hospital Location 4/2/2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bethesda North Creekside Café Foyer 4/3/2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am LifeCenter Office Building Lobby 4/5/2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am St. Elizabeth SETEC – Indoors 4/5/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CCHMC Sabin Auditorium 4/9/2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am…