By Terri Louder, tissue recipient
I’ve always taken good care of my teeth, went to the dentist regularly and never had any major issues. Over the years, I started experiencing painful sensitivity and my dentist told me my gums were receding. Receding gums not only cause discomfort, but can lead to tooth root decay. I was told I would need a gum graft. (more…)
Kidney transplant recipient David Landsberg stopped in Columbus, Ohio yesterday as part of a cross-country journey to promote organ and tissue donation. Landsberg, president of the Society for Organ Donor Awareness, is riding his bicycle 50 miles in all 50 states over 50 days this summer. (more…)
By Laci Thomas, donor family member
On June 13, 2009, exactly 15 weeks before our wedding, my 22-year-old fiancé, Danny Thomas, was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Danny and I met at Westland High School in Columbus and were high school sweethearts. He was an amazing man, father and friend with a huge smile and a heart of gold. (more…)
This past weekend I had the pleasure of welcoming Visions Hair Salon to ShopTalk, Lifeline of Ohio’s summer barber and beauty shop initiative to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. (more…)
Lifeline of Ohio’s Medical Director, Dr. Mitchell Henry, was recently named President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).
Dr. Henry, professor of surgery, chief, Division of Transplantation and deputy director for surgical services at the Comprehensive Transplant Center at The Ohio State University Medical Center, will serve as the society’s 38th president. (more…)
We are right in the middle of another successful Live On. Ride On. season! Volunteers, Andy and Mary Furr, have helped to make this campaign a success and below is their take on a summer of saving lives. (more…)
To say the Dash for Donation Saturday was amazing would be an understatement! It was my 9th event as a Lifeline of Ohio employee, and I was speechless as I scanned the crowd and Sea of Green before the 5K from atop the grassy knoll in downtown Columbus this past weekend.
I could not believe all of the people that surrounded me were gathered for one reason – in support of organ and tissue donation. I saw familiar faces, and meet many new ones too. Everyone was celebrating the precious “Gift of Life” — it was awe-inspiring! (more…)
Our staff and volunteers are putting the finishing touches on tomorrow’s Dash for Donation and we are happy to report that 2,860 runners and walkers have already registered. That means, we will have more people than ever helping us take the Donate Life message to the streets of Columbus! (more…)
Jennifer Maloney heard about the Dash for Donation one week before the deadline to register a team. Seven days later, 144 people signed up to honor her son on ‘Team Noah Man,’ the largest group participating in the race.
The incredible support from friends, family, co-workers and strangers is a testament to the little boy who touched many lives during his short life and after death through tissue donation. (more…)
by Emily DeArdo (Double lung recipient)
When I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 11, a double-lung transplant wasn’t even on the horizon for me. It was 1993, and transplantation was still something that was rare enough to merit a spot on the nightly news. Besides, my family and I thought that I would never be that sick. (more…)