Lifeline of Ohio had a landmark year for organ, eye and tissue donation in 2017, reaching a milestone 124 organ donors – a 33 percent increase over 2016. The record year resulted in a 37 percent increase in organs transplanted which gave 357 recipients the Gift of Life they had so desperately been waiting for.

“It’s a tribute to the generosity of the people within the communities we serve who want to leave a legacy of life at the time of their death,” said Kent Holloway, Lifeline of Ohio CEO. “We worked closely with transplant centers and donor families to ensure every opportunity for donation in 2017 was maximized to save the greatest number of lives. We are thankful to each and every person who said yes to donation, as well as each and every family who – in their grief – helped make these gifts possible.”

Even with the milestone, the need for donors is still great. Currently, close to 115,000 men, women and children are waiting for a life-saving transplant, and of that number roughly 615 are waiting for a transplant at Central Ohio transplant centers. You can make a difference, simply by registering your decision today.