A Lasting Legacy

By Mike and Sue Murphy

We welcomed Jason to the world on February 26, 1984.  He was 10 weeks early and thanks to the good people at Nationwide Children’s Hospital he recovered from his early health challenges and grew into a curious, energetic little boy.  (more…)

Mascots on a Mission

Right now, Honey Bee is in Chicago attending workshops at the Organ Donor Specialist Mascot Training Center (ODSMTC) with her mascot friends Dottie Dot, Morgan D’Organ, Heartman and Donorsaur.  (more…)

Meet Honey Bee!

Honey Bee is Lifeline of Ohio’s bee-autiful Donate Life Ambassador!

She buzzes around central and southeastern Ohio promoting organ and tissue donation and encouraging everyone to “bee” a donor. (more…)

Guinness World Record™ Attempt

On April 11, 2010 we are attempting the Guinness World Record™ for most candles lit simultaneously in a single venue in an effort to shed light on the need for organ and tissue donors!   (more…)

Our First Post!

Welcome to the refreshed Lifeline of Ohio website!  We are excited about our new design, it’s a great way to kick off our 25th Anniversary and we think it will help us better serve our community and continue our mission to save lives.

This new blog section of our site is a great way for us to communicate with you on a regular basis.  You can check here for news, events and updates on what’s happening at Lifeline of Ohio.  We also encourage you to check out some new cool features of our site like the interactive body, sign up for updates via email and read the touching personal stories we added.

But, most importantly, we encourage you to learn about organ and tissue donation, how you can make an impact by registering as a donor, and read about the lives that have been touched by the ‘Gift of Life.’

We hope you will come back and visit next week for our Blog Warming Party!  From March 22 – March 26, we encourage you to give our bloggers a warm welcome by adding your comments on blog posts.

Win this Swag Bag!

Each day, 1 comment will be selected at random from that day’s post and the author will receive a “Donate Life Swag Bag” including an insulated lunch tote, sticky note cube, chip clip, book mark, lip balm (courtesy of Honey Bee) and pen.

All you have to do is leave a comment on our blog and cross your fingers!

Thanks for supporting organ and tissue donation,

Your Friends at Lifeline of Ohio

Don’t Let Another Chair Go Empty

Green Chair Campaign Launches

On January 25, 2010, Donate Life Ohio launched the Green Chair Campaign to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation and, ultimately, add more people to the Ohio Donor Registry. (more…)

Stars of Donation Honored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2010

Columbus , OH – Several individuals and institutions were honored March 6, 2010 by Lifeline of Ohio for their role in saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

Sixteen awards were presented by the federally-designated organ procurement organization at the eighth-annual ceremony, “An Evening with the Stars,” in Columbus, Ohio. Each award was introduced by a local individual whose life has been touched by donation. Among the presenters were organ transplant recipients, living donors and donor family members.

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Why Not?

By Edward Drake II (kidney recipient)

Just before my twenty-first birthday, I was diagnosed with end-stage Renal Disease  — Kidney Failure.  I was playing college football at the time and during a routine physical the doctors were so shocked by my blood pressure level that I was immediately rushed to the emergency room — and my life changed forever. (more…)

My Hero, Jan

By Joyce Waroway (Kidney Recipient)

I feel like the hero in this story is my Sister-In-Law, Jan. When I told her I had kidney disease and might have to go on dialysis, she instantly volunteered to give me a kidney. I was completely overwhelmed. Eventually, in June of 2000, the doctor told me I would have to begin dialysis.

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A Tribute to Our Sons

By Wilbur Crawley (Donor Family)

My wife, Phyllis, and I have had many days where organ & tissue donation has been the topic of our conversations. Some of those days have been good days, and some have been very difficult days. (more…)

Threads of Love Quilt

The threads of love are never broken, weaving together the hearts of those who’ve been touched by these special people.  (more…)