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Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial FAQs

What is the Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial?  This public Memorial honors the heroes of donation — Lifeline of Ohio’s organ, eye and tissue donors. It is the only one of its kind in Ohio to remember, honor and give thanks and gratitude for the gifts of life, sight and healing.

Who is honored in the Donor Memorial? The Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial consists of deceased donors who have given the gifts of life, sight and healing in the Lifeline of Ohio service area and whose families have requested their names be added the Memorial.

Is there a website dedicated to the Donor Memorial? Yes! Please visit online!

My loved one was a donor, why don’t I see their name? Donation is a confidential process. The legal next-of-kin has to request their loved one’s name be added to the Memorial. Lifeline of Ohio does not automatically add all donor names due to confidentiality and to protect our donors.

How can I add my loved one to the Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial? The donor’s legal next-of-kin must authorize names to be placed on the wall.  There is no cost to the engraving – it is covered by the generous financial contributions Lifeline of Ohio receives. New names on the wall will be engraved in April and October of each year. Request your loved’s one name to be added.

If my loved one had a brick in the previous Memorial, are they in the new Donor Memorial? All names on bricks from the previous Memorial have been added to the new Donor Memorial.

When will new donor names be added to the Donor Memorial? Twice each year in April and October.

Is the Donor Memorial a permanent fixture? Yes, the Donor Memorial is permanent and is located at 770 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 adjacent to the Lifeline of Ohio building.

What are the hours of operation for the Donor Memorial? The Memorial is an outdoor space, open year round to visitors.

Can you tell me if my loved one is on the Donor Memorial? You can search for your loved one’s name here.

Can a living donor’s name be put on the memorial wall or is it for deceased donors only? The names on the wall are organ, eye and tissue donors facilitated by Lifeline of Ohio. While we admire the gifts of living donors, the wall is reflective of the gifts of the deceased donors that we have been honored to steward.

How was the Memorial planned? The design was strongly influenced by a committee of stakeholders organized to provide feedback about the current site and input regarding how to best honor and remember donors moving forward. This group included donor parents, a donor sister, bereavement staff, the wife of a man who died waiting for a heart, the father of a liver recipient and Lifeline of Ohio staff members. The entire planning to completition process took two years.

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