Donate Life Ambassador and kidney transplant recipient, Judy Jackson, recently volunteered at her first health fair! All of our ambassadors go through training to learn the facts about donation and help central Ohioans make educated decisions about the “Gift of Life.” Judy put her knowledge to good use at our booth during the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo. She was excited to share her story and register five new organ and tissue donors. Below are her reflections on the experience:
There are few things more exciting to me than new school supplies. A brand new notebook with blank pages and fancy pink pens are some of my favorite things about a new school year. Okay, maybe there are more exciting things, but I like school and office supplies, what can I say?
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the “Donate Life” booth this weekend at the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo!
By Rob West, Liver Recipient
Have you ever asked yourself how you would do things differently if you were given a second chance? This was something I never asked until about two years ago but now I am living out the answer to that question. (more…)
Lifeline of Ohio is sponsoring the Donate Life Demonstration Stage at the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21 at the Columbus Convention Center. Adjacent to the stage is the Lifeline of Ohio booth (#367) where we’ll celebrate life and register organ and tissue donors. (more…)
This year, Lifeline of Ohio began a new partnership with the Columbus Crew to advance our Done Vida Hispanic outreach campaign and connect with fans! The Crew offered a great venue to spread the word about the need for organ and tissue donors. (more…)
By Diane Tefft Young, lung transplant recipient
Reflections on receiving a lung transplant:
In late autumn 2004, I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This typically fatal restrictive lung disease involves the progressive scarring and subsequent stiffening of the lung which causes breathing to become increasingly more difficult. Although I became tearful when I heard the diagnosis that I would live for only three to five more years – in that moment the time span appeared to be lengthy. (more…)
August 1, 2011 is the 15th annual National Minority Donor Awareness Day. The nationwide observance is an opportunity to educate minorities of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community and how to register to be a donor. (more…)