So Many Lives Changed in 2010

As I look back on 2010, I am struck by the people who have been touched by organ and tissue donation.  They are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, neighbors and friends.  They are in every community, come from every walk of life and they give me a reason to go to work every day.  (more…)

Tuesday’s Tale: Unexpected Blessing

by Molly Pontius (heart recipient)

In February of 2007 I gave birth to my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy. It was the most wonderful day of my life. Seven short weeks after my son Jack was born, my life changed, again. (more…)

Emma’s “Ride of a Lifetime”

Emma Brown will start the New Year with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  The 13-year-old Athens, Ohio resident will represent the donation community on the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade Jan. 1. (more…)

Tuesday’s Tale: New Year, New Lease on Life

Jean Rosile received the ultimate Christmas gift a little early this year.  She had a heart transplant on Oct. 8, 2010 thanks to the generosity of a donor.  This holiday season, she will celebrate her second chance and start the New Year with a new lease on life. (more…)

Family Gathers to Celebrate Life

Seeing warm eyes and wispy hair above his brow, the Walker Family couldn’t believe how much the floragraph resembled their son and brother.  “It looks like a 3-D picture of him,” Pat Walker said of her son’s image. 

On Dec. 16, the family marveled at the floral photograph of Kirk Walker that will adorn the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on Jan. 1. (more…)