30 years of connections make it more than our job. It’s our mission.

Lifeline of Ohio is in the business of making connections. These connections are the nucleus of the unique service we provide to our communities.

At every level of the organization, we work tirelessly to connect people, information, data and skills to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Our work is guided by uncompromising values focused on ensuring we are good stewards of the gifts we are privileged to facilitate.

Click here to download our Mission Report (PDF, 27MB): Lifeline of Ohio Community Report

Lifeline of Ohio staff and board members share their personal connections to the cause below.

Tuesday’s Tale: I Am So Proud of My Daughter

By Kathy Harrington, Lindsay’s Mom (Donor Family) On Friday, September 13, 2002, my life became forever changed. My beautiful daughter, Lindsay Alyce Jones, died of a brain aneurysm. Lindsay went to school that day and decided to go work out with her best friend Morgan. She suddenly experienced an excruciating headache, said she did not […]


My Short Life with Jim

By Ronni (Spratt) Richards In 1992, Jim and I danced at our wedding celebration to our chosen song, “Hot Diggity Dog Ziggity Boom What You Do To Me.” As we waltzed our way into a life together, we couldn’t have comprehended that we would have only three short years to celebrate our love as Mr. […]


Tuesday’s Tale: More Than a Career

By Jenny Hoover, living kidney donor I began working as a nurse in the intensive care unit at a hospital in central Ohio in 1983.  While I enjoyed the field I was in, I wanted a career that would help me make a difference in the world and get more involved with the community, because […]


A Family Affair

By Bryan Warman, liver recipient, and his father, Gene, Lifeline of Ohio board member I first got sick in the spring of 1992 when I was in the 7th grade. I thought it might be the flu, but as I continued to play lacrosse, I became more and more fatigued. Our middle school had a […]


Remembering a Hero

This year, a local man will be honored on a national level in the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. A floragraph, featuring organ donor Kirk Walker of Columbus, Ohio, will be one of 60 floral portraits adorning the Donate Life Float.


A Gift I Never Imagined

By April Caudill, tissue recipient My name is April Caudill and since 1998 I have worked for Lifeline of Ohio in tissue recovery, personally facilitating the gifts of tissue shared by hundreds of individual donors. Today, I am Lifeline of Ohio’s manager for tissue recovery and perfusion services; but I am also a wife and […]


“Some Day” Had Come

The words, "Some day you may need a liver transplant", were spoken by my doctor after being one of the first diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1990. It was a concern, but I never really thought I would be affected that seriously.