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This Thing Called Life

Health & Wellness Podcasts

This Thing Called Life is a podcast about acts of giving, kindness, compassion, and humanity. Host Andi Johnson, will introduce you to powerful stories about organ, eye, and tissue donation from individuals, families and front-line health care teams, whose experiences will hopefully inspire you and remind you, that while life is hard and unpredictable, it’s also beautiful. We hope this podcast serves as a catalyst for you to register to become an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

This Thing Called Life is a podcast about acts of giving, kindness, compassion, and humanity. Host Andi Johnson, will introduce you to powerful stories about organ, eye, and tissue donation from individuals, families and front-line health care teams, whose experiences will hopefully inspire you and remind you, that while life is hard and unpredictable, it’s also beautiful. We hope this podcast serves as a catalyst for you to register to become an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

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This Thing Called Life is a podcast about acts of giving, kindness, compassion, and humanity. Host Andi Johnson, will introduce you to powerful stories about organ, eye, and tissue donation from individuals, families and front-line health care teams, whose experiences will hopefully inspire you and remind you, that while life is hard and unpredictable, it’s also beautiful. We hope this podcast serves as a catalyst for you to register to become an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 50: I Donated A Portion Of My Liver, And It Grew Back? with Courtney Schapier

6/21/2022
During this episode of This Thing Called Life, host Andi Johnson speaks with Courtney Schapier, a liver donor, the sister of a liver recipient, and one of the Organ Donation Coordinators at LifeCenter. Upon learning about her brother’s need for a liver, Courtney made the incredibly brave decision to make a difference. Her story is simply amazing! Episode Highlights: 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: websiteFacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterwebsiteLinkedInwebsite

Duration:01:13:01

Episode 49: Understanding the Organ, Eye, And Tissue Donation Process, A Series of TTCL Podcast with Erica Randall

6/14/2022
During this episode of This Thing Called Life podcast, host Andi Johnson kicks off a series about how the donation process works from the perspective of the Organ Procurement organization, which is what Life Center is. Andis guest today is a staff member of Life Center, Erica Randall. Have you ever wondered how the gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donations come to be? Tune in for the intricacies of this life-saving and life-healing process. Episode Highlights: AOPO:The Association of...

Duration:00:20:50

Episode 48: What We Need To Know About Liver Transplants, With Dr. Shimul Shah

6/7/2022
During this episode of This Thing Called Life podcast, we are re-airing an incredible interview with Dr Shimul Shah, the head of the Liver Transplant Program at UC Health. Dr. Shah and his team are utilizing ever-evolving medical technologies to help all those facing the liver-transplant process. He knows that it is vitally important to try to understand what the patient is going through so that they can best be served with their health problems. Tune in. Episode Highlights: 3 Key...

Duration:00:34:47

This Thing Called Life- Community Heroes: June’s Truth About Donation Is That All Major Relgions Endorse Eye, Tissue And Organ Donation.

5/31/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. In this episode we talk about the renewal symbolized by the month of June, pride month, and men's health month. Resources: https://lifepassiton.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeCenterOH Life Center Phone #...

Duration:00:03:57

Episode 47: A Mother’s Strength When Dealing With A Kidney Transplant Followed By Rejection, With Chasity Williams

5/24/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, host Andi is speaking with Chastity Williams. She will tell her life story of how she ignored her high blood pressure problem and ended up on dialysis and the difficulties that led to a kidney transplant. Tune in now to hear her story. Episode Highlights: 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: Website FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterwebsiteLinkedInOrgan Donation Websitehttps://cerebral.com/http://nomi.org/

Duration:00:54:25

This Thing Called Life- Community Heroes: Renew- Don’t Remove Your Name From Being A Donor, No Matter How Old You Are.- EP 31

5/17/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. In this episode we talk to Lincoln Ware from Radio One about organ donation and encourage older Americans to renew, don’t remove your name from being a donor because people of all ages can donate organs and tissues to those...

Duration:00:05:07

Episode 46: A Fifteen Year Old’s Decision To Register To Be An Organ Donor, With Aimee Cordrey

5/10/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, Andi Johnson speaks with Aimee Cordrey. She will be sharing the gift of life that her son, Nicholas has given to many recipients and how influenced others to do the same. She will also be reflecting some light upon the life of her son and sharing her story of grief and pathway to healing. Tune in now for this special story. Episode Highlights: 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: Website FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterwebsiteLinkedInOrgan...

Duration:00:49:40

This Thing Called Life: Community Heroes- Teachers And Nurses Are Celebrated Heroes In The Month Of May. - EP 30

5/3/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. Resources https://lifepassiton.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeCenterOH Life Center Phone # 513-558-5555

Duration:00:05:17

Episode 45: Family Genetics That Lead To The Need For a Liver Transplant For Tony Burdette

4/26/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, Andi will speak with Mr. Tony Burdette, who will discuss his involvement with organ donation. Tony's life was saved in August 2019 via a liver transplant. His father passed down a genetic disease called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency to him. He was diagnosed in the early 1990s, with symptoms including exhaustion and low platelet counts. Tune in for his great story. Episode Highlights: 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: Website...

Duration:00:31:44

This Thing Called Life: Community Heroes- Celebrating And Educating During National Donate Life Month, With Lincoln Ware- EP 29

4/19/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. Resources: https://lifepassiton.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeCenterOH Life Center Phone # 513-558-5555

Duration:00:06:22

Episode 44: The Link Between The African American Community And Kidney Disease, with Shelly Sherman and Stephanie Jackson

4/12/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life Podcast, host Andi Johnson is going to talk to Shelly Sherman and Stephanie Jackson. They are discussing kidney health and an exciting new project that is being launched to shed light on kidney disease as well as prevention. No doctor or medical expert will kill you for your organs; In fact, no medical professional is aware of your donor status until your death is declared. Tune in for more information! Episode Highlights: 3 Key...

Duration:00:34:48

This Thing Called Life: Community Heroes- April Is National Donate Life Month- EP 28

4/5/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. Resources: https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/ https://lifepassiton.org/ 513-558-5555

Duration:00:03:18

Episode 43: One Man’s Honest Journey Dealing With Kidney Disease, With Idris Gray

3/29/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life Podcast, host Andi is going to talk to Mr. Idris Gray, who will share his experience about kidney donation. Mr. Idris is extremely resilient, and he had some health challenges throughout his life, but he always maintained, “I can do it, don’t quit, push forward attitude.” Tune in now for his story. Episode Highlights: 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: Website FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterwebsiteLinkedInOrgan Donation Websitenkf.org

Duration:00:42:45

This Thing Called Life- Community Heroes: What Are Some Of The Warning Signs For Kidney Disease? With Lincoln Ware- EP 27

3/22/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. Resources: http://nkf.org/ https://lifepassiton.org/ 513-558-5555

Duration:00:06:24

Episode 42: A Journey Of A Kidney For UPPO, with Marty and Bonnie Garneret

3/15/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, Andi is going to talk to Marty and Bonnie Garneret. Bonnie is not only Marty’s wife but his kidney champion also. Marty and his wife have been married for 41 years this month, and he says that has married an angel without wings. He shares his special journey; You don’t want to miss it! Episode Highlights: 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: Website FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterwebsiteLinkedInOrgan Donation...

Duration:00:44:28

This Thing Called Life: Community Heroes- It’s National Kidney Month And A Great Time For You To Focus On Your Kidney Health- EP 26

3/8/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. Resources: https://lifepassiton.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeCenterOH Life Center Phone # 513-558-5555 For more information visit: http://nkf.org/

Duration:00:03:16

Episode 41: We Love Your Heart, And Are On A Mission To Help You Care For It With Sandra Wright (Pt. 2)

3/1/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, host Andi Johnson is talking with Sandra Wright. Sandra is a transplant survivor and the founder of The Greater Cincinnati African American Heart Association. She is back on the podcast today to discuss the importance of understanding organ donation because it extends life. Don’t miss it! Episode Highlights: Episode 40 3 Key Points: Resources Mentioned: Website FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterwebsiteLinkedInOrgan Donation WebsiteThe Greater...

Duration:00:28:11

This Thing Called Life Community Heroes: LifeCenter Cincinnati Honored For Black History Month In This Week’s Episode- EP 25

2/23/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. Resources: https://lifepassiton.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeCenterOH Life Center Phone # 513-558-5555

Duration:00:08:10

Episode 40: A Heart Transplant Recipient Is On A Mission To Educate Her Community About Heart Health, With Sandra Wright

2/15/2022
On this episode of This Thing Called Life, host Andi Johnson is talking with Sandra Wright. She has a special testimony to share. The goal of this podcast is to help listeners understand what organ donation is and isn’t and how it truly impacts others. February is Black History Month and American Heart Month. Sandra is a transplant survivor and the founder of The Greater Cincinnati African American Heart Association. Tune in now for her special story! Episode Highlights: 3 Key...

Duration:00:33:03

This Thing Called Life: Community Heroes- It’s American Heart Month, Take Time To Understand Your Heart Health.- EP 24

2/8/2022
Community Heroes is a special extension of This Thing Called Life’s podcast. In this series we talk to community leaders, share important information about organ and tissue donation and honor those who have been instrumental in saving lives through the gift of donation. In this episode we talk about the importance of heart health. Resources: https://lifepassiton.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeCenterOH Life Center Phone # 513-558-5555

Duration:00:01:40