Danette Jones, KIDNEY RECIPIENT
Bob McCorkle, KIDNEY RECIPIENT
To save, enhance and change lives through organ and tissue donation.
LifeCenter Organ Donor Network, "A Donate Life Organization," encourages and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissues for transplantation as an institutional member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and follows all the guidelines for organ sharing.
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Who We Serve
LifeCenter serves more than two million people and works with 46 hospitals to facilitate organ and tissue donation as the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) serving 16 counties throughout the Tri-State area which include:
- Southwest Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren.
- Northern Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant and Pendleton
- Southeast Indiana: Dearborn and Ohio
First successful cornea transplant.
First successful kidney transplant performed. (Source.)
The first organ recoveries in the Greater Cincinnati area began at University of Cincinnati Medical Center . The program was established to meet the needs of early renal transplant efforts and was coordinated by the transplant surgeons and nursing staff.
Organ procurement expanded from a single hospital effort to the establishment of an independent organ recovery agency called Ohio Valley Organ Procurement Organization, supporting the transplant programs at Children's Hospital Medical Center, The Christ Hospital, and University of Cincinnati Medical Center .
National Organ Transplant Act establishes nationwide computer registry operated by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). (Source.)
UNOS helps found Donate Life America to build public support for organ donation. (Source.)
First successful hand transplant performed by the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital. (Source.)
For the first time ever, the total of living donors for the year (6,528) exceeds the number of deceased organ donors (6,081).
- The organization's name changed to LifeCenter Organ Donor Network.
- April is designated as the National Donate Life Month.
LifeCenter became a full tissue recovery agency coordinating bone, skin, heart valve, and saphenous vein recovery.
LifeCenter celebrates 30 years of service as Greater Cincinnati's organ and tissue recovery organization.