WHY BECOME A DONOR?
"Donation brings out the best in each of us, and reminds us
that we are part of something much larger than our own individual selves."
Barry Massa, Executive Director
One donor can provide life-saving organs to up to 8 people and impact up to 75 others with tissue donation. In death, you have the opportunity to give the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Currently nearly 110,000 men, women and children are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
Organs are matched with those on the waiting list based on blood type, body size, how sick they are, donor distance, tissue type, and time on the list.
In Ohio, there are more than 3,100 people, approximately 700 in the Greater Cincinnati area, waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
You can declare your decision to become a donor by registering here.
Also, individuals may declare their decision when at the BMV, or by completing a Donor Registry Enrollment Form by calling 800-525-5667.
Only about 1 percent of people who are registered as organ donors will be eligible to become donors. A donor would need to experience brain death, or a non-survivable injury, or pass away in a hospital on ventilated support, in order to be eligible.
You can make a difference.
You’re never too old to donate. Anyone can be a potential donor.
Start The Conversation
Talk about the reasons why you support organ, eye, and tissue donation and explain to your family how your decision to donate at the time of your death will offer hope to others.
MENTION a video, social media post or news story you've seen about donation.
Share your copy of the LifeCenter calendar, which features stories of hope, healing, and second chances.
You can help end the wait by sharing your legacy. Be a Donation Champion and inspire others by saying YES, sharing your decision with your family, and encouraging others to register their decision as an organ, eye, and tissue donor at lifepassiton.org