Jun
15

A Father’s Day Tribute, written by Kristen Miranda

Shown above: James “Jimmy” Corcoran, with family As children they are our heroes. As adults they are our best friends. It’s hard to believe that there aren’t more calendar days dedicated to celebrating dads. Prior to Father’s Day, stores are busy with shoppers frantically searching for that perfect gift, but some gifts are so priceless
Apr
15

Showing Gratitude: Volunteer Recognition during National Volunteer Week

There is a special week of recognition that is extremely important during Donate Life Month – and it is Volunteer Appreciation Week. Since 1974, the third week of April has been nationally recognized as National Volunteer Week and  is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to express gratitude to volunteers who lend their time, voice and
Apr
10

One Bay Area doctor is changing lives for her patients and community.

(Shown above: Jacentha Buggs, MD) Jacentha Buggs, MD, as a member of the Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG) Transplant Surgical Team, recovers livers, kidneys and pancreas for transplantation and oversees TGMG’s summer research program with USF. Dr. Buggs has always been interested in medicine. “Per my mother, I was always dissecting fish and frogs as
Apr
1

April is National Donate Life Month!

April is National Donate Life Month and it’s time to celebrate! Throughout this month we honor the  organ and tissue donors, and celebrate the tens of thousands of lives saved through organ transplantation. In 2017, more than 34,000 individuals received the lifesaving gift of an organ transplant across the U.S. While we celebrate, we must
Jan
9

Mission Possible: Show Us Your Heart!

Florida’s driver license has undergone a redesign! Effective December, 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles began issuing a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card statewide. One of the changes on the driver license includes the “organ donor” designation, which previously was displayed simply as “organ donor” underneath one’s
Nov
15

National Donor Sabbath Weekend 2017

As the nation took time to honor veterans and their sacrifice to America during the second weekend in November, a different type of hero was also being honored in faith communities throughout the country. National Donor Sabbath is an annual event that seeks to engage all major religions. The weekend is important because one of
Oct
1

LifeLink Employees Giving Back

The concept of giving takes on special meaning for LifeLink® employees.  We know from firsthand experience, without the act of giving, we cannot fulfill our mission of saving lives. Of course, organ and tissue donors give the greatest gift of all, the gift of life. This act of heroism serves as a source of inspiration
May
26

Caregivers Giving Back

“The simple act of caring is heroic.” ~ Edward Albert   In honor of caregivers everywhere, LifeLink Legacy Fund® is pleased to highlight three individuals – Lin Weber, Martha Minahan and Larry Jones who have been caregivers to spouses who received lifesaving organ transplants.  All three also serve on the LifeLink Legacy Fund Board of
Apr
28

Time to dream about what’s to come.

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese Nearly seven months into his wait for a kidney and pancreas transplant, Brian underwent the procedure that would cure both type 1 diabetes, which he had lived with for 38 years, and kidney failure caused by diabetes complications. Immediately after transplant, Brian was in awe