The Gift of a Lifetime

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We are indebted to the many families, transplant recipients and others who opened their lives so that others would understand the importance of organ and tissue donation.

The Gift of a Lifetime is an original production of:

FusionSpark Media, Inc.


Kevin Sparkman
Executive Producer

Russell Sparkman
Producer and Photographer

Tim Gasperak
Creative and Technical Director

Joel L. Swerdlow Ph.D.
Associate Producer and Writer

Jade Carter
Flash Designer

Charley Parker
Flash Designer and Illustrator

Toby Malina
Audio and Technical Coordinator

Michael Zilber
Site Development

Sherry Mays
Copy Editing

Diane Lewis, Ed.D.
Educator Resources

Laura Urban Perry
PDF Graphic Design

Patsy Cannon
Research Assistant

Noriko Sparkman
Special Teams

Suzanne Sparkman
Copy Editor

RoseAnn Alspektor
Special Teams

HowItWorks, Inc.
Chris Terrell
Neil Berg

Special Thanks

Coalition on Donation
David Fleming
Melissa Devenny
John Dean
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Martha Anderson
Thomas Shaffer
Tracy Tappan
Gift of Life Donor Program
Howard Nathan
Jan Weinstock
Rick Hasz
Jeff Thomas
John Abrams
Gwen George
John Green
Shelly Morningstar
Tina Evans-Caines
Barr Labs, Inc.
Dolores Baldasare
StatLine, Inc.
Diedre Ellis
UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Suzanne McDiarmid
New York Organ Donor Network
Rob Kochik
Utah Lions Eye Bank
Ray Jessen
Donor Awareness Council of Denver
Marlene Murphy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Nancy Boyle, RN
California Transplant Donor Network
Mary Wallace

Other incredibly helpful people

University Hospital, Newark, N.J.
Dr. Joseph Benevenia
UCLA Medical Center Media Relations
Roxanne Moster
Amy Waddell
Sandra Levy
Enrique Rivero
The Hodges Partnership
John Newman
Presenting SponsorsSupporting SponsorsInformation

Coalition on Donation logoMusculoskeletal Transplant Foundation logo
Barr Laboratories logo
Statline, Inc. logo
Gift of Life Donor Program logo
NATCO logo