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Ponca City native Wes Hawkins gets second chance through LifeShare

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – LifeShare, a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO), is dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes. Thanks to a LifeShare Oklahoma donation, Wes Hawkins is the recipient of a life-saving lung transplant. A native of Ponca City, Hawkins was […]

LifeShare Foundation to host inaugural 5K to raise organ donation awareness

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The LifeShare Foundation will hold its inaugural ‘Little Red Heart’ 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 3, as they continue to raise awareness and provide education on the importance of being an organ donor. Participants in the 1 Mile Walk will step […]

Oklahoma father donates lifesaving kidney to son

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Norman resident George Schroeder shares an inseparable bond with his now eight year old son, Christopher. They spend time watching sports, playing basketball and enjoying life together. After a fragile beginning, Christopher needed a kidney transplant at the age of only two years old.  George had the opportunity […]

LifeShare honors donor Sam Akin who gave the gift of life

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY ,OK  — This April, LifeShare is honoring those who have given the gift of life by celebrating National Donate Life Month. Across the United States, more than 115,000 individuals wait for an organ transplant to save their life. Thousands more are in need of tissue and corneal […]

LifeShare has fourth consecutive record breaking year saving 481 lives

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – LifeShare Oklahoma has broken its previous records for the four consecutive year by coordinating the donation of lifesaving organs.  Saving 481 lives, 183 donors resulted in 529 organs transplanted in 2017. LifeShare is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) in the state of […]

LifeShare celebrates National Donor Day on February 14

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter National Donor Day is observed each year on February 14 to recognizes the many selfless people who have helped to save so many lives through the gift of organ donation. 

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, LifeShare wants to remind Oklahomans to “Share the Love” and register as an organ, eye […]

LifeShare OK reaches organ donation milestone early this year

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently had its 100th organ donor for 2015.  Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives. This is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. This mark was previously reached in 2007 with 109 donors. Last year […]

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