By Anthony Hines, heart recipient
In the late 90s, I was driving a truck for work for the City of Columbus street maintenance team when I began having chest pains. I was able to get myself to the hospital and spent a week there undergoing testing.
The doctors told me I had a heart attack. At the time, I didn’t realize it was only the first of many more to come. (more…)
If you’ve been to a Columbus Crew game this season, you’ve probably seen the Donate Life booth! We set up shop before every home game with fun activities and giveaways like hero masks and capes. (more…)
You may know that April is Donate Life Month, a nationwide observance to reflect on the importance of organ and tissue donation. But the donation community is not alone in calling April our own. (more…)
As part of our “Heroes On and Off the Field” campaign with the Columbus Crew, Lifeline of Ohio is sponsoring a local soccer amateur soccer team! (more…)
The Columbus Visitors Bureau invites the public to “Experience Columbus.” Columbus is a city alive with activity – especially during this special bicentennial celebration year! With festivals and fairs, music and museums, we are a city full of life.
But are we a city that values life as well? (more…)
This month, Donate Life Ohio is partnering with Kroger encourage Ohioans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors!
All 198 Kroger pharmacies in the state will offer a free Green Chair pin to anyone who stops by their pharmacy in April, while supplies last. The pins are part of the statewide call to action, “Don’t Let Another Chair Go Empty.” Every other day, a chair goes empty in Ohio as someone dies waiting for an organ transplant because there are not enough donors. (more…)
By Jim Hines, heart recipient
A routine physical in 2004 revealed that I had an irregular heartbeat, a surprise to me! I immediately had an internal defibrillator implanted that to keep my heart in rhythm.
Just a few years later I needed knee replacement surgery and my doctors wondered if I was strong enough to handle it. It turns out my heart wasn’t strong enough and in October 2008 I was told I had congestive heart failure. (more…)
On April 1, I celebrated my third birthday, and three years of promoting organ and tissue donation as Lifeline of Ohio’s official mascot! (more…)
Spring is upon us! As we see flowers popping up and green grass breaking through the dull days of winter, our spirits are renewed. Once again we can celebrate the new life that comes with the season.
That makes April a perfect time for Donate Life Month; a nationwide effort to celebrate life and give hope to the thousands of Americans are waiting on a lifesaving transplant. (more…)