Become a Buckeye for Life
Americans are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant -- more than enough to fill Ohio Stadium
of Ohioans are registered organ donors
1 can save 8
One organ donor can save eight lives and improve up to 50 more through tissue donations
You can register as an organ donor in any of the following ways:
Organ donation Myths and Facts
Become a Living Kidney Donor
The best option for a patient waiting for a kidney is to receive one from a living donor. You can choose to be a living kidney donor and donate one of your kidneys to someone in need while still living. For more information, contact Ohio State's Comprehensive Transplant Center at 614-293-6724 or 800-293-8965.
Donate Life Month Events
Thursday, April 17 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Plaza area in front of Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center
Volunteers are welcome to help with the planting of our annual pinwheel garden, honoring those who have given the "gift of life". This year 7,700 pinwheels will be planted, each representing an organ or tissue transplant performed at Ohio State since 1967.
Ceremony Tuesday, April 22 - 4 p.m.
Join Drs. Edmund Funai and Robert Higgins and special guests for a short program commemorating our pinwheel garden and honoring those who have been touched by organ and tissue donation.
Sponsor a Pinwheel
Sponsor a pinwheel in this year's pinwheel garden. Your donation helps fund innovative treatments and research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Transplant Center.
Sponsor a pinwheel
Watch the NBC4 Live Broadcast
'Organ Donation: Your Gift; Their Hope'
Thursday, April 17 - 7 p.m.
This half-hour special will include leaders from Ohio State's Comprehensive Transplant Center and personal stories about organ donation and transplantation.
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Learn more about Ohio State's Comprehensive Transplant Center - central Ohio's only adult transplant center and a world leader in lifesaving care and transplant research.