Posts Tagged ‘organ donation’

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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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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What Can You Make Possible: Living Kidney Donation

As many know, it’s possible for a person to donate his or her organs, tissue and/or corneas upon death. However, many don’t realize you can also donate a kidney or part of your liver while living. In fact, the kidney is the most common organ donated by living donors.   About Living Donation A living…

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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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You’re Never Too Young or Too Old to Donate

While no one doubts the life-saving power of organ, eye and tissue donation, many of the questions surrounding who can and cannot qualify to be a donor have sometimes been a source of confusion and misunderstanding. One of the most common points of contention revolves around how young (or old) a person needs to be…

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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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