Lifeline of Ohio’s Neonatal Donation Program: The Tiniest of Donors

We support families facing unforeseen, traumatic events prior to, or immediately after, the birth of their newborn. Lifeline of Ohio’s Neonatal Donation Program, which began in 2017, offers parents who receive a non-survivable diagnosis for their baby the chance to create a lasting legacy. Their child’s beautiful, but all-too-brief, life can create a powerful ripple effect to others by donating organs and tissues providing hope to families through research.

The Neonatal Donation Program was an idea conceived by the family of Noah Calhoon (pictured left). Noah’s parents, Kelly and Adam, approached Lifeline of Ohio after he was given a diagnosis of “not compatible with life outside of the womb” at his 12-week ultrasound appointment. After learning donation may be a possibility, they knew what their child was meant to do – leave a rich legacy through research.

We thank Noah and his family for bringing this idea to Lifeline of Ohio. And, we thank each family since then who has donated through this program.

Please see below for more information on this program. Any questions, please email

If you have questions, please email and a Lifeline of Ohio representative will be in contact within 24 hours.