Important COVID-19 Update

We will navigate this challenging time together. As an organization we remain vigilant and continue to do everything we can to prioritize safety and protect those most vulnerable to this pandemic. We also thank everyone who continues to work to keep our community safe and functioning. This includes: healthcare workers, police and fire, postal workers, food service workers and all of the heroes who are essential in keeping us safe. The words THANK YOU do not begin to express the gratitude and appreciation for each of you.

Amy & Henry
Living Kidney Donor & Kidney Recipient

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

Renee and Sarah
Kidney Recipients

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

Family of ricky
Organ & Tissue Donor

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

Family of Chamoda
Tissue & Cornea Donor

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

JAYLYNN
Cornea Recipient

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

Glenn
Double Lung Recipient

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

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What does it mean?

It means that you have the potential to help save and enhance the lives of others – those who suffer from chronic illness, from debilitating disease, from the effects of traumatic events. By designating your decision to become a donor you have the opportunity to change the lives of many, and save up to 8 lives. Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana residents, say "Yes" to donation today!

Mission

To save, enhance and change lives through organ and tissue donation.

Organ and tissue donation At a glance

Statistics have shown that a new name is added to the national waiting list every 10 minutes.
(UPDATED June 2020, Source: https://www.unos.org/data)

people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 69,254 people are active waiting list candidates.

(As of 6/17/2020)

transplants performed in 2020.
(As of 6/17/2020)

 

total donors in 2020.
(As of 6/17/2020)

12 Stories. One Message.

The 17th annual LifeCenter Calendar features the stories from twelve local tri-state transplant recipients, donor families, and others whose lives have been touched by donation.

How you can help

You have the opportunity to change the lives of many. You have the power to donate life!

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to become a donor today

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 a memorial or general donation

The Champion for Life, Theodore E. Smith, Legacy, and Samantha Jameson Vision Awards will be presented at the LifeCenter Community Breakfast on November 18, 2020.

  • A Champion for Life is someone who has been an outstanding advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation. Anyone can be a Champion for Life! Past Champion for Life recipients have included physicians, nurses, teachers, organ recipients, donor families, work colleagues, friends, family members, religious leaders, volunteers, hospital staff and administration and so many in between.
  • The Theodore E. Smith Award, similar to the Champion for Life award, recognizes the impact of individuals who have made significant contributions in the education and/or promotion of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, with the exception that their efforts are directed toward the minority community of Greater Cincinnati. This award’s namesake is in honor of former LifeCenter employee, Theo E. Smith, who has since passed away but his legacy lives on through others.
  • The Legacy Award will be presented to a Donor Family who has made a significant contribution to furthering LifeCenter’s mission and vision in honor of their loved one.

  • The Samantha Jameson Vision Award will be presented to a LifeCenter staff member, who, like Sam, passionately advocates for the Gift of Life. The award is given to the staff member who has gone above and beyond to honor the selfless act of organ, eye and tissue donation. We were blessed to work with Samantha because she never took a single moment of life for granted, and the staff member presented with this award shares that passion for life.

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