You Can Save Eight Lives on October 8!

Did you know there are more than 3,000 Ohioans waiting today for a lifesaving organ transplant? The need for registered organ, eye and tissue donors is a serious health concern affecting your neighbors, coworkers and community – and you can help. The “Don’t Wait, Save 8” online donation registration drive takes place on Saturday, October 8. Register now and give fellow Ohioans a second chance at life.

One organ donor can save up to eight lives
Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant
More than 700 Central Ohioans are waiting for a lifesaving transplant
Ohioans are waiting for a lifesaving transplant

Don’t Wait, Save 8 is a statewide registration effort designed to inspire action, awareness, unity and momentum on one special day in the effort to save lives through donation. Together, we can make a difference for those in need of a lifesaving organ, including fellow Ohioans waiting for a second chance at life.


This one-day virtual donation registration drive also aims to inspire conversations about the impact donation can have on family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, their community and fellow Ohioans. Share the news by using the assets below and help us to register as many Ohioans as we can on 10.8!

Don't Wait Day Press Release
Ohio Donation Fact Sheet
Don't Way, Save 8 logos
Social Media Posts (sample)

Share what donation means to you and hep register more Ohioans on 10.8! Feel free to share your connection, or use one of our general posts on your social channels.

  • Nearly 3,000 Ohioans are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Join us on 10/8 to help make a difference!
  • Registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor is a selfless act to help those in our community when they need it most. Will you help bridge the gap?
  • Ohioans need to support one another—now more than ever. You have the power to save and heal lives. Learn more.
  • The need for organ, eye and tissue donation is great. Join us on 10/8 and help spread the word!
Social Media Images (sample)
Write to Your Representative

Use our template to write to your representative to encourage their support of organ, eye and tissue donation!

How Donation Works - video

This informational video showcases how donation and transplantation works – from registering to be a donor to receiving a lifesaving transplant.


Hear the DeWine's Personal Connection to Donation

Donor parents Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine share this very special message encouraging all Ohioans to register their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Their daughter Becky was a tissue and cornea donor who healed many through her gifts of donation.