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…

  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…

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…

My name is Terri Flamm, and I am a tissue recipient. As a Physical Education teacher at New Richmond High School (also my alma mater) and as a lifelong athlete, my mobility is everything to me. I was a three sport athlete in high school, playing soccer, basketball and track.  I even went on to play fast…

The worst day of our lives happened on April 29, 2014. The night we received a knock on the door at 3:30 am, telling us to go to the hospital. There had been an accident and our son, Ryan, was being resuscitated. Every parent’s worst nightmare was happening to us. Ryan had overdosed on heroin…

Let’s be honest, when most of us hear the word “BMV,” (or DMV depending on where you’re from) we immediately think of waiting in long lines, filling out forms or taking unflattering driver’s license pictures. While this ubiquitous administrative agency is commonly associated with the more mundane responsibilities of vehicle ownership, what often goes unnoticed…

It goes without saying that organ donation is a worthy cause, and although most people recognize the importance of raising awareness about this vital issue, they are often not sure how they can get involved in promoting organ and tissue donation. Below are five helpful tips you can put into practice to encourage others to…

Most of us are well aware of the fact that organ donation saves lives, but what sometimes goes overlooked is how tissue donation saves and enhances the lives of thousands of individuals each year as well. Through donated and/or transplanted tissue, burn victims can receive life-saving skin grafts, athletes can enjoy revived mobility after debilitating…