For Immediate Release – March 7, 2013
Columbus, OH - Several individuals and institutions were honored Saturday, March 2, 2013 by Lifeline of Ohio for their roles in saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. 14 awards were presented by the federally-designated organ procurement organization at “An Evening with the Stars.” Each award was introduced by a local individual whose life has been impacted by donation. Among the presenters were a donor family member, organ and tissue transplant recipients, a candidate waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and an individual whose loved one died while waiting for a transplant.
Hello! While I am the new media relations coordinator at Lifeline of Ohio, I am deeply connected to our mission beyond my day-to-day work duties. I am a grateful tissue recipient.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Lifeline of Ohio spoke with heart recipient Dave Hunt, 48, about his transplant miracle five years ago and the depth of gratitude he has for his donor. Dave’s heart-filled story, in his own words follows.
Lifeline of Ohio went Red for Women on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in support of National Wear Red Day – a day to raise awareness about women’s heart disease. (more…)
Oh, the journey we’ll all get to experience this New Year’s Day as the tenth Donate Life float entry glides through the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade! The combination of Donate Life’s tenth year in the Rose Parade and a parade theme derived from a Dr. Seuss book inspired the design, Journeys of the Heart.
Sat., Dec. 1, the Columbus Crew’s Bernardo Anor, a two-time tissue recipient, kicked off the Done Vida Three Kings Day Toy Drive at La Michoacana Market in Columbus. You can share the Gift this holiday season by donating a new, unwrapped toy now through Dec. 31 at any of the following central Ohio locations:
- El Vaquero Restaurants
- Michoacana Mexican Markets
- Salón Sol y Luna
- Crew Stadium
- Lifeline of Ohio Offices
The Holidays mean many things to many people. We look forward to good food and good times with friends and family. For families whose loved ones have died, it can be very difficult. There’s a pressure to “be happy” even when they are really grieving.
At Lifeline of Ohio, we realize this so we try to help prepare families for the holiday season. We have events that we call “Hope for the Holidays.” I recently participated in two such events. Genesis HealthCare System in Cambridge and Marietta Memorial Hospital hosted “Hope for the Holidays” for their local donor families. (more…)
Saturday, Nov. 10 I had the pleasure of speaking at the Columbus Chapter of The Links, Inc. The Links is a national women’s organization committed to service. As a part of their national health and human services initiative, Linkages to Life, The Columbus chapter of The Links has teamed up with Lifeline of Ohio to educate African Americans about organ eye and tissue donation. (more…)
Last Monday, Community Tissue Services (CTS) invited Lifeline of Ohio’s community relations and hospital relations teams to tour its new 90,000 square foot Center for Innovation and Research in Kettering, OH, where healing and life-saving donor tissue is processed and sent to needing recipients around the world. With branches in Toledo, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Fort Worth, Fresno, Portland, and Memphis, Community Tissue Services is currently one of the United State’s largest tissue banks, distributing almost 10 percent of domestic grafts – more than 200,000 in 2011 alone. (more…)
Lifeline of Ohio awarded the title of Donate Life Ambassadors of the Year to Sue and Mike Murphy. Terri Louder, Community Outreach event and volunteer coordinator described their work at the annual Ambassador Appreciation Event on November 1. (more…)
Donate Life America is teaming up with Sigma Pi Fraternity, International in Sigma Pi for Hope – an effort to build organ and tissue donation advocates and increase donor registration across campuses nationwide.
Established in 1897, Sigma Pi is “a fellowship of kindred minds united in brotherhood to advance truth and justice, promote scholarship, encourage chivalry, diffuse culture, and develop character.” As part of its mission, each year they choose to support a philanthropy or nonprofit organization, with this year being Donate Life. (more…)