The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) is an independent, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. LOPA's Core Purpose is Making Life Happen. We save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation.
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On this episode of The Gifted Life Podcast we welcome Courtney Tillota from Indiana Donor Network. We learn about the ways IDN is connecting with donor families and providing support after organ, eye and tissue donation. In our mental health minute, Sally tackles one of our most common family aftercare questions. We honor IDN hero Chris Curry and answer a listener’s question right here on episode 85 of The Gifted Life. #podcast #DonateLife @indianadonornetwork
#AmazingDays❤️ Students from across Louisiana are on #LSUs campus for Louisiana 4-H University! For the last 2 days they’ve learned about the power of donation! Our educational program is called, ‘Have a Heart: Give The Gift of Life’! One of our reviews: ‘This was, by far, one of the best presentations I’ve attended!’ Couldn’t do this without our volunteers! Thank you to recipient Wendy Haspel Lipsey, donor parents David Cologne Sr. & Jennifer & recipient Charles Henderson for sharing their powerful stories & for helping us #MakeLifeHappen #LA4HU ❤️ #DonateLife
Thank you to Walgreens for offering the opportunity to register to be a donor through the Walgreens app! Now through June 30, you can go to the Prescriptions section on the app and register in the National #DonateLife Registry! Already registered? Share the news with your friends and family that they can register in the #Walgreens app! 💚💙 @walgreens
One year ago, members of the LOPA team captured this emotional moment. It's a moment that continues to grab the world's attention & bring awareness to organ, tissue and eye donation.
This award-winning viral video features a donor dad named Bill Conner. Bill sold off most of his possessions, hopped on a bicycle from his home in Wisconsin and set his sights on Louisiana. You see, his daughter's heart recipient lives here. His name is Loumonth Jack Jr. At 20, he suffered a heart attack. Abbey Conner saved his life. She's a HERO. Because of Abbey, Loumonth - affectionately called 'Abbey Jack' by Bill - is back in college, appreciating every 'extra' moment life has to offer & honoring Abbey by helping us increase donation awareness.
*This video has been seen more than 150 MILLION times - and that number is still climbing.
**It's been translated into 18+ languages and has crossed racial, religious and language barriers.
***The national registry tripled in the days following the release of this Facebook LIVE video.
****After this video, Bill continued bicycling to Florida. There, he met clinicians who cared for Abbey & those who helped her become a HERO. Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency
*****Bill, members of the LOPA team & our partners within LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication - who helped create this emotional moment - have received national recognition for using a Social Media platform to support donation. ******Bill continues working to honor Abbey & to increase donation awareness near his home in Wisconsin. He has not dismissed the idea of hopping on a bike again. We continue to be in constant contact with Bill.
We ask that on this Father's Day, you share this powerful story in hopes that we -together - continue to #MakeLifeHappen.
Encourage your friends to sign up today: www.registerme.org
#FathersDay #DonateLife @manshipschool @lifeallianceum
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