Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” What connects us can’t always be seen, but we can uncover those invisible threads through meaningful conversations.

We will set the record straight on common organ, eye, tissue, and blood myths and misconceptions and tackle hard to talk about topics that will lead to a better understanding of donation.

Through these conversations, we hope to educate the community, inspire donation, and connect lives. Tune in to our podcast to discover your invisible threads.

Invisible Threads is produced and broadcasted by ConnectLife, Blood & Organ Donor Network.



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Sarah Diina

Sarah Diina is the Senior Director of Marketing and Community Development at ConnectLife. Sarah has been a part of the organization since 2007 when she joined as the Marketing & Communications Specialist. In her current position, Sarah is responsible for developing and executing ambitious communications, marketing and branding strategy that positions ConnectLife as a regional and national leader in organ, eye, tissue and community blood donation. She and her team provide avenues for the community to support ConnectLife's mission through enrollment on the Donate Life Registry, blood donation, education, and volunteerism.

Sarah graduated from Canisius College and worked for Kaleida Health prior to joining ConnectLife. Sarah is a current member of the Association for Organ Procurement Organizations PE/PR Committee, Donate Life New York State Marketing and Communications Workgroup, American Association of Tissue Banks Communications Committee, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Communications Council.

Our Team

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The Invisible Threads team is small but mighty! Our host is Sarah Diina, Tricia Vertino is our sound mixer and editer, and Clare Hammerl is our co-host and producer. Invisible Threads is recorded at the Innovation Center's podcast studio thanks to ConnectLife's partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

UPDATE: Because of COVID-19 and working from home, we are now recording our podcast episodes virtually through Zoom.

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