Every dollar makes a difference

Your generous contributions will help us to provide bereavement and aftercare services to the families of our organ, eye, and tissue donors. You can be confident that your philanthropic gifts are used with compassionate consideration to best serve those in need. These are some of the ways that we serve our donor families:

  • Bereavement Program – We walk alongside our donor families for a two-year duration and offer them support and help guide them in their time of mourning through resources, tools, and other comfort items. 
  • Lifeline of Ohio’s Donor Memorial – Maintaining and engraving of donor names in the Memorial.  
  • Shawls of Support Program – This program honors local organ, eye, and tissue donors by providing their families with the gift of a handmade shawl to comfort them in their time of loss. The shawls are made by volunteers, including transplant recipients, donor family members, and community members.
  • Shadowboxes Shadowboxes are displayed for donor families to pay tribute to their loved ones and honor the gifts given.
  • Lifeline of Ohio’s Donor Memorial Quilts – Donor families can create a quilt square that tells the story of a generous individual who gave the gifts of life and healing to others.
  • Events – Bereavement Services offers a variety of events for donor families throughout the year. One of our most anticipated events is our Donor Family Reception, an opportunity for families to share, remember, and honor their loved one’s life with those who have walked a similar path. 
  • Lasting Legacy – A memory box is delivered to the funeral home, and includes a sun catcher, donor family lapel pins, and bracelets. This can be displayed during the service to recognize the donor’s generous gifts.

Check contributions

Please make checks payable to Lifeline of Ohio* and send to 770 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 – ATTN: Dash for Donation Contributions

* If you would like us to communicate with you and/or recognize the people you seek to honor, please provide the following information:

  • Your name and mailing address
  • The name of the person you are honoring or memorializing with your donation, if appropriate
  • The name and mailing address of the person you would like us to notify about your monetary gift, if desired.