By Afatamah McNair, liver recipient
It started with itching on the palms of my hands and the bottoms of my feet. This strange sensation led me to believe I was having some sort of reaction to pesticides. I went to my doctor and was stunned to learn that the itching was a symptom of an auto-immune disease.
As a result of this condition, my liver was failing and I would need a transplant to survive. (more…)
Six percent of Ohioans believe their religion does not support organ and tissue donation, according to a recent survey conducted by the Second Chance Trust Fund. But, the truth is: all major religions in the United States support donation.
The reasons to dispel this myth are staggering: (more…)
Outstanding individuals who are committed to saving lives were honored Oct. 19, 2011 by Lifeline of Ohio. The nonprofit promoting and coordinating organ and tissue donation in central and southeastern Ohio hosted its annual “Ambassador Appreciation” dinner to thank volunteers for their dedication to spreading the Donate Life message. (more…)
Lifeline of Ohio hosted its first-ever Organ and Tissue Donation Collaborative meeting for hospital professionals on Oct. 11! The program was the result of a 2010 survey of Lifeline of Ohio’s hospital partners that indicated interest in further education about donation. (more…)
by Kim Hoser
My son Jonah was born 14 years ago with a serious heart defect that changed our lives. He needed several open-heart surgeries but what would save his life in 2001 was a heart transplant. He was only four years old. His donor was seven.
Jonah loved everything OSU. But his ultimate light in his life was Brutus Buckeye.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 11, 2011
Columbus, OH – A goal set in 2006 by Donate Life America and the organ donation and transplant communities was achieved this month. One hundred million people in the United States are now reported as organ, eye and tissue donors through state donor registries.
The Ohio Donor Registry has 5 million registered organ, eye and tissue donors. (more…)
Join Lifeline of Ohio Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the King Arts Complex in Columbus on a journey through the effects of the circle of life as we transform the elements (earth, wind, fire, and water) onstage. Dance, original music, poetry and finely woven stories of donation will culminate and light up the stage with memorable movements and visual effects that will motivate the audience to Donate Life.