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Fact Sheet, Stats and Service Area
- Lifeline of Ohio fact sheet
- Lifeline of Ohio service area (in green)
- The national transplant waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant is rising at an alarming rate, with more than 105,000 individuals currently on the list.
- Nearly 60 percent of Ohioans are registered organ, eye and tissue donors.
- In Ohio, more than 3,100 people – approximately 700 in Central Ohio – are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue and corneal transplants.
- Approximately 20 times each day a man, woman or child dies for lack of an available organ. Once every 48 hours, an Ohioan dies waiting. Thousands more are waiting for tissue and corneal transplants.
- In Central and Southeastern Ohio, 378 lives were saved in 2022 through organ donation and transplantation. Other statistics include:
- 155 organ donors gave the gift of life
- 491 organs were transplanted from these heroic donors
- 685 tissue and cornea donors healed thousands
- 473 placentas were donated through the Lifeline of Ohio Placenta Donation Program
- In the United States, more than 42,800 organ transplants were performed in 2022 and more than 1.75 million tissue transplants were performed.
How Does An Ohioan Register As A Donor?
Ohioans may declare their wish to become a donor by registering online through www.lifelineofohio.org. Additionally, individuals may declare their decision when at the BMV.
The Ohio Donor Registry is an individual’s first person authorization to donate the gift of life at the time of their death, if possible, through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Lifeline of Ohio encourages everyone to talk to their loved ones about their donation decision. When the next-of-kin knows their loved one’s decision at the time of death, it is one of the most helpful steps a grieving family can take to deal with its loss.
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- Lifeline of Ohio logo
- Donate Life logo
- Dash for Donation logo
- Placenta Donation program logo
We kindly request that media covering donation and transplantation stories consider using the following terminology out of respect to donor heroes and their loved ones and to describe the lifesaving donation and transplantation process most accurately.
- Organs, tissues and corneas are “recovered,” not “harvested,” “removed” or “taken.”
- An individual who is brain dead may be on “mechanical support” but not “life support.”
- Organ, tissue and cornea donors are “deceased donors” or “donor heroes” not “cadavers” or “cadaveric donors.”
- Brain death is death; it is permanent and irreversible. The individual is “clinically and legally deceased” not “in a coma,” and they cannot “wake up.”
- Patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant are placed on the “national transplant waiting list.”
- Hospitals where donation takes place are “donor hospitals.” Hospitals where transplantation takes place are “transplant centers.”
Lifeline of Ohio is an independent, non-profit organization who promotes and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissue for transplantation. Lifeline of Ohio serves 97 hospitals and facilities in 38 counties in Ohio and two in West Virginia and is designated as an organ procurement organization through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Ohio is a unique state in that there are four organ procurement organizations serving its citizens
- Lifebanc in Cleveland, serving Northeast Ohio
- Life Connection of Ohio in Dayton and Toledo, serving Western Ohio
- Life Center Organ Donor Network in Cincinnati, serving Southwestern Ohio