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.
Bill Conner Bikes to Honor His Daughter’s Gifts of Life - lopa.org/podcast or your favorite podcast app!
On Father’s Day 2017, a donor’s father met his daughter, Abbey’s, heart recipient. Bill Conner rode his bicycle a total of 2600 miles from Wisconsin to Florida, making a stop in Ventress, LA. Bill met the recipient of his daughter’s heart, Loumonth Jack, Jr., also known as Jack or Roppy. The video of their embrace, Bill listening to his daughter’s heart and the tears, reached millions throughout the world. One of The Gifted Life Podcast’s hosts, Lori Steele, was there with Bill and Roppy on Father’s Day in Louisiana, and traveled to Florida to be there when Bill completed his healing journey with our Florida partners in donation, Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency. Lori is joined by LOPA CEO, Kelly Ranum, on this episode. Together they recount how this heartwarming story unfolded, inspired thousands in the US to register as organ, tissue and eye donors, and touched the lives of millions worldwide. #podcast @lifeallianceum
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What a day for this family...❤️ The family of HERO Ava Grace Branstetter - of Louisiana - will watch her make her 'racing' debut courtesy Joey Gase Racing & his supporters...& will also CELEBRATE her birthday!
Ava's TWIN - Olivia - is celebrating at the track today, as well! ❤️ #DonateLife #DonateLifeLA #23
Joey - the son of a HERO - goes for the checkered flag at the QuakerState 400 at Kentucky Speedway with a very special tribute on the back of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racecar.
Best Home Furnishings is dedicating the rear TV panel of the car to the nonprofit organization Donate Life, and honoring the late Ava Branstetter who unexpectedly passed away at the age of six. She attended the same school as the children of a Best Home Furnishings sales representative. Her organ and tissue donations benefited scores of other individuals. “Since Gase’s mother passed away when he was 18, he has dedicated his racing career to honoring his mother’s legacy through DonateLife,” said Brian Lange, president of Best Home Furnishings. “To use the Best race car as a platform for raising awareness of organ and tissue donations, and to pay tribute to Ava and her family, is a fulfilling purpose for our organizations.” Learn more about Joey on episode #58 of The Gifted Life Podcast! #DonateLife #podcast #nascar
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Brain Death with Dr. Aysenne
On this episode of The Gifted Life we answer a common question. What is brain death? Dr. Aimee Aysenne breaks down the details about diagnosing brain death into terms we can all understand. Then we welcome Libbie Harrison. Libbie’s son, Justin, became a donor after brain death. The question we hear often, how can the heart still beat, when a person’s brain is no longer functioning? Hear how she came to accept Justin’s death and honor his wishes to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. We honor Hero, Major Earl Jenkins and Dr. Aysenne helps us answer a listener’s question here on episode 60 of The Gifted Life Podcast. #podcast #DonateLife
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