The Wolverines have beat the Buckeyes in the off -the-field Buckeye-Wolverine Challenge for Life 79,958 to 57,083. In its fifth year, the life-saving competition was designed to motivate fans across Ohio and Michigan to save lives and register as organ and tissue donors. The states competed to see who would register the most new organ and tissue donors before the big game. (more…)
By Judy Jackson, kidney recipient
My journey to a kidney transplant was unexpected. As a nurse and a mother I am used to taking care of others and never anticipated that a routine physical would lead to a life-threatening discovery. In 2005 my doctor referred me to a nephrologist, a kidney specialist, after my blood work indicated abnormalities. I learned that my kidneys were only operating at 25 percent capacity and that a transplant was in my future. (more…)
Over the past weekend, hundreds of religious organizations across the state of Ohio came together for National Donor Sabbath. The annual observance, which is always held two weeks before Thanksgiving, is an opportunity for religious leaders to share their support of organ and tissue donation and overcome a common misconception Ohioans have: that their religion doesn’t support donation.
Members of Second Presbyterian Church participated in honor of former member Chuck Wachtel. Chuck, who passed away at the age of 34, was an organ and tissue donor. (more…)
Last week I had an opportunity to travel with four of our partner hospitals to Dallas for the 6th National Learning Congress on Organ Donation.
Each hospital was being recognized for their efforts working with Lifeline of Ohio to provide organ donation options to the families they serve. These hospitals have the unique understanding that when every attempt to save a life has failed, that life can have a profound impact on others when organ donation occurs. (more…)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 9, 2010
Columbus, OH – Four local hospitals and Lifeline of Ohio were part of an elite group honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Nov. 3, 2010. HRSA recognized 307 hospitals, 28 organ procurement organizations (OPOs), 157 transplant programs, and 11 individuals for their success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. (more…)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Nov. 8, 2010
Columbus, OH – While the Buckeyes and Wolverines are gearing up for a gridiron face-off, another battle is brewing off the field: The Buckeye–Wolverine Challenge for Life.
In its fifth year, the life-saving competition is designed to motivate fans across the states of Ohio and Michigan to save lives and register as organ and tissue donors. The states are competing to see who can register the most new organ and tissue donors before Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. Currently, Michigan is winning by more than 19,000 new registrants. (more…)