April: Dr. Don Hayes. Featured in 2023 Calendar.

April 2023 LifeCenter Calendar Story of Hope

My journey with transplant started when I was a medical student; I met a young lady who had cystic fibrosis and underwent a lung transplant. She was special, full of energy — full of life. It impacted me that a 16-year-old kid should not have to be living through this. Instead of preparing for prom or going to movies with her friends, she was having difficulty breathing, she was dying, and that experience changed my life.

On the night of a transplant, I am both happy and sad; I know the story of sadness on the donor end of the spectrum, and I know the story of pure happiness on the recipient end. The powerful truth about organ donation is that it saves lives.

– Dr. Don Hayes

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LifeCenter presents Night of the Stars on September 16th, 2023

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network is hosting its prestigious Night of the Stars event at Cincinnati Historic Music Hall on September 16th. Night of the Stars …

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January 2024 LifeCenter Calendar Story of Hope
Donation Champions

January 2024: Renee Mahaffey Harris. Featured in 2023 Calendar.

Being a registered organ donor means you may one day save or improve someone’s life. It is truly a gift to the community, and I …

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Tissue and Cornea Recipients

December: Jesiah Brock. Featured in 2023 Calendar.

When I was 18 months old, I was involved in a horrible accident that left me burned over a great area of my body. I …

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