Posts Tagged ‘lifecenter’

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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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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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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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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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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5 Ways You Can Celebrate Blue and Green Day Daily

Once, annually, hospitals, organ procurement organizations and the transplant community host National Blue and Green Day during the month of April, which is National Donate Life Month. On this day, people are encouraged to wear blue and green, to raise awareness and support surrounding the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation. In addition, this…

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Causes for Needing a Transplant

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there are over 114,000 people on the national organ transplant waiting list. While the men, women, and children on this list share a common need (i.e., a life-saving organ), the circumstances that brought them to this point can vary greatly from person to person. To…

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Cornea Donation: Giving the Gift of Sight

If you’ve ever marveled at a gorgeous sunset or enjoyed a breathtaking view of a mountain range, you know how much of a privilege it is to have healthy eyesight. Sadly, thousands of people suffer from debilitating eye conditions that prevent them from experiencing these visual treats, and in many cases, they’re not even able…

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Resolutions Worth Keeping

For many people, the advent of the New Year brings a sense of excitement and anticipation, along with a renewed determination to make life a little better than it was the year before. One of the most popular ways to get the ball rolling in this regard is to create a list of New Year’s…

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Mixtape in the Key of Life

Written by: Kevin Reynolds, Kidney Recipient January 17, 2018 I realize not everyone is as forthcoming about their health journey as I have been, and that’s why I enjoy being a LifeCenter ambassador. I’m also not above using my story to try and garner attention about organ donation in some unusual ways. I’m a big…

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