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 episode 71 of The Gifted Life Podcast we are sharing the microphone with a very gifted soprano, classical recording artist and lung recipient, Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick. She talks about her 2 transplant journeys, meeting her donor’s family, recovery, and her career. She also talks about her new memoir, The Encore, which is spurring a movement to register more organ, eye and tissue donors. It’s an inspiring story of an acclaimed opera singer who received not one but two double lung transplants and went from struggling to draw a single breath to singing at venues throughout the world. Then we honor hero Jason Williams and answer a listener’s question about tissue donation. @charitytd #podcast #donatelife
Thank you to Willis Knighton Transplant Center for organizing a beautiful Tree of Life ceremony, and to recipient, Ralph Payne’s family for donating the tree. The Tree of Life honors heroes who gave the gift of life, and gives the opportunity for recipients to honor their heroes. #DonateLife
The gift of life allows recipients an opportunity to embrace their second chance. Today, Ochsner Medical Center held its annual Transplant Christmas party. There was a room filled with grateful hearts who were thankful for the gift of life and intent on spreading holiday joy! #DonateLife
Holiday request...take about 30 minutes, download and listen to an episode of The Gifted Life #Podcast. Each episode contains an incredible story, or even two, about the gift of life and honors the heroes that give others their second chance. lopa.org/podcast or your favorite podcast app. #listennow #donatelife
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On this episode of The Gifted Life we continue celebrating 20 years with the Louisiana Donor Registry and saying YES to Life. We wanted you to hear powerful stories about what it’s like to have more than 20 years of life after transplant. Two lung recipients, Jane Long and Howell Graham, who both got their second chance MORE than 20 years ago tell us about the full life they’ve been gifted because someone said yes to being an organ, eye and tissue donor. Then we honor hero Elliot Hardy and answer a listener’s question to learn more about longevity after transplant, right here on this Thanksgiving episode of The Gifted Life.