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 www.lifelineofohio.org/memorial. This is desktop and mobile friendly.
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? Donor families (legal next-of-kin) must authorize names to be placed on the wall. Engraving is $35. New names on the wall will be engraved by April 1 and October 1 of each year. Name request to be received one month prior to engraving date. You can request a name to be added – https://lifelineofohio.org/donor-memorial/add-a-donor/
If my loved one had a brick in the previous memorial, are they on the new wall? All names on bricks from the previous memorial have been moved to the wall.
When will new donor names be added to the Donor Memorial? Twice each year by April 1 and October 1. Name request to be received one month prior to engraving date.
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. Hours of operation for Lifeline of Ohio administrative offices are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Can you tell me if my loved one is on the Donor Memorial? Please visit www.lifelineofohio.org/memorial.
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.
My mom received a life-saving transplant, is her donor listed on the Memorial? Donation is a confidential process, unless you know your donor family/donor’s name from correspondence with the family, we are unable to help.
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 and execution process took two years.