LifeCenter Mission and 40th Anniversary

LifeCenter is celebrating 40 years of saving, changing and enhancing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Since 1981, we have worked closely with local hospitals to facilitate the recovery of organ and tissue donations, which has saved and healed countless lives in our community. We also continue to work hard to ensure our community is educated on the importance of registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

It only takes one YES to save up to 8 lives, and numerous more through tissue donation.
Please register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor today and help us celebrate 40 years of saving and changing lives, right here in our community. 

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Troy Biggs
Kidney Recipient

DONATION IS...
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!

Troy Biggs
Kidney Recipient

DONATION IS...
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!

Hailee Carson
Liver Recipient

DONATION IS...
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!

todd cade
Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

DONATION IS...
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!

Amaya Deye
Tissue Recipient

DONATION IS...
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!

Emma Allen
Waiting to be listed for a Kidney Transplant

DONATION IS...
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!

Nearly 2,000 children under the age of 18 are on the national organ transplant waiting list.

Tysha WIlder
Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

DONATION IS...
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!

James Brady
Waiting for a Liver Transplant

DONATION IS...
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!

Donna Jones Baker
Kidney and Lung Recipient

DONATION IS...
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!

Dalton Burger
Cornea Recipient

DONATION IS...
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!

Melissa Armstrong
Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

DONATION IS...
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!

William curry
Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

DONATION IS...
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!

William Ramey
Waiting for a Heart Transplant

DONATION IS...
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 to be a donor?

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 October 2020, Source: https://www.unos.org/data)

Total number of people who need a lifesaving organ transplant. Of those, 65,106 people are active waiting list candidates.
Totals as of 4/22/21

Total Transplants January – December 2020
as of 02/07/2021

 

Total Donors January – December 2020
 as of 02/07/2021

12 Stories. One Message.

The 18th annual LifeCenter Calendar features stories from individuals whose lives have been touched by donation and transplantation, or who are currently waiting for a second chance at life.

How you can help

The Champion for Life, Theodore E. Smith, Legacy, and Samantha Jameson Vision Awards will be presented at the LifeCenter Community Breakfast on November 17, 2021

  • 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 in communities of color in the Tri-State area. This award’s namesake is in honor of former LifeCenter employee, Theo E. Smith, who  passed away in 2004 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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