archive-org.com » ORG » D » DONATELIFEOHIO.ORG

Total: 184

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Home
    life Brian s Story It costs nothing It means everything Doctors fought valiantly to save Roxanne And she did something heroic to save me Willie s Story It costs nothing It means everything Calvin s family discovered that donation is a blessing and compatible with almost all religious faiths Calvin s Story Frontpage Slideshow Copyright 2006 2012 JoomlaWorks Ltd It costs nothing It means everything My husband Rob died waiting for a kidney transplant But I ve vowed to advocate for donation in his honor Rhonda s story Navigation Register Understanding Donation How You Can Help Stories of Hope News Events Resources About Us Register2 Say Yes to Life More than 123 000 men women and children are currently on the national waiting list for life saving organ transplants Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility vitality and sight Register to be an organ eye and tissue donor today and give hope to those who wait keep reading REGISTER NOW REGISTER NOW As a registered donor you could save 8 lives and heal 50 more REGISTER NOW Understanding donation Understanding donation Learn the facts about organ eye and tissue donation Learn more DonateLifeOH MT Lifebanc A reminder from Team Ohio Register to participate before the price goes up https t co Su4MUm23hF https t co fLtUa2OtT3 DonateLifeOH Tawners29 That s great Do you have a pic of the final poster Love to see it DonateLife DonateKindness DonateLifeOH DYK there is no age limit to registering as an organ eye tissue donor GetTheFacts https t co oJDYDYCiYz DonateLifeOH Have you completed an act of kindness in the name of organ eye tissue donation Share w us using DonateKindness DonateLifeOH RT Lifebanc DonateLifeMonth is a great time to register to be an organ eye tissue donor

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/ (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Register
    Games Athlete Heart Recipient RYAN ZINN Transplant Games Athlete Heart Recipient CLARK BECK Transplant Games Athlete Kidney Recipient CLARK BECK Transplant Games Athlete Kidney Recipient TONYA GOMEZ Transplant Games Athlete Double Lung Recipient TONYA GOMEZ Transplant Games Athlete Double Lung Recipient BRUCE JOSEPH Transplant Games Athlete Tissue Recipient BRUCE JOSEPH Transplant Games Athlete Tissue Recipient DEANNA HARTMAN Transplant Games Athlete Cornea Recipient DEANNA HARTMAN Transplant Games Athlete Cornea Recipient Ways to Register Anyone can say YES to organ eye and tissue donation If you haven t already said YES at the BMV there are three easy ways to register Register online You will need a valid Ohio driver license or state identification card Say YES at the BMV when you receive or renew your driver license or state identification card You should also talk to your family about your wishes so they can help honor your decision Complete and mail a Donor Registry enrollment form Be a Hero Register as an organ eye and tissue donor today By registering your decision with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles you will be listed in the Ohio Donor Registry This means that you legally give authorization to donate your organs tissues and eyes

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/register (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stories of Hope
    after their honeymoon Rob and Rhonda were undergoing routine physicals to open a life insurance policy Their appointments were cut short when nurse stopped testing and told the couple Rob needed to be taken to the hospital immediately Shocked and scared Rhonda drove Rob to the hospital where they learned he had dangerously high blood sugar levels and he was diagnosed with diabetes Diabetes ran in his family but he was a big active guy who never suspected he was sick says Rhonda Rhonda supported Rob as he made all the changes doctors told him to including changing his diet losing weight and taking preventative medications The disease appeared to be manageable and the couple began a family with daughter Maiya and talked of having more children Unfortunately the disease was relentless Rob was forced to begin dialysis for his increasing kidney trouble and eventually he entered end stage renal failure and was placed on the waiting list for a kidney transplant Doctors warned Rhonda and Rob that the wait for a kidney transplant could be long up to five years While waiting for a transplant doctors increased Rob s dialysis treatments to three days a week It s wonderful that dialysis exists to help support kidney function until people can get transplants but it is no way to live says Rhonda Once an involved loving father he became a passive parent too sick or too tired to enjoy school programs and activities with his daughter Our hopes for a larger family were put on hold Tell your story Has your life been touched by organ eye or tissue donation either as a donor family transplant candidate family or as a recipient Tell us your story Despite his deteriorating health Rob s hope for a transplant never faltered Even in

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/storiesofhope/died-waiting/rhonda-husband-died-waiting (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stories of Hope
    only six weeks old She contracted a virus that caused the enlarging of the left side of her heart resulting in congestive heart failure After a series of medications and frequent trips to the cardiologist Zoe seemed to make a complete recovery Then at the age of five and just before entering kindergarten Zoe again suffered congestive heart failure This time however medications did not help After visiting a pediatric transplant specialist in September of 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic Zoe s family learned that not only would Zoe need a heart transplant but she would need it before Christmas Tell your story Has your life been touched by organ eye or tissue donation either as a donor family transplant candidate family or as a recipient Tell us your story In just a month Zoe s condition worsened and she was admitted to the hospital on November 1 2008 On December 2 2008 at only six years old Zoe received her new heart Two months later she was allowed to return home Today Zoe is a happy and healthy ten year old who dances plays basketball and runs youth charity races We are so thankful for her donor and his

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/storiesofhope/recipients/zoe-heart (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stories of Hope
    valve replacement surgery Thinking the surgery had resolved his heart problem the couple enjoyed their time as newlyweds Three short years later just five months before the birth of their daughter Todd s aortic root and valve needed to be replaced and he underwent an emergency coronary bypass Although his recovery was difficult the excitement of the birth of their baby motivated him back to health When their daughter was two Todd had a near fatal brain hemorrhage He recovered miraculously but then four months later nearly died from bleeding in his spleen After he finally returned home from that hospital stay I recall talking with him one night about organ donation To this day I can t recall why it came up for I never doubted that he d live on into old age said Wendy I said I was an organ donor I had always said yes when I renewed my driver s license and asked if he was His response was along the lines of No nobody s going to want my heart anyway I left it at that since at the time I didn t know that so much more could be donated Tell your story

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/storiesofhope/donors/todd-organ-donor (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stories of Hope
    s Story She discovered she wasn t too old to donate And she saved my life Brian liver recipient In 2002 Brian was urgently trying to find a diagnosis for the unexplained swelling in his legs After ruling out heart disease a specialist diagnosed him with NASH Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis or silent liver disease Doctors prescribed Vitamin E supplements which helped Brian stay well until 2007 when his conditioned worsened At this point Brian realized he would need a liver transplant in order to survive He was put on a transplant list and after only three weeks received a liver transplant at Cleveland Clinic in 2008 He received a healthy liver from a 72 year old female donor proving you re never too old to give the gift of life Tell your story Has your life been touched by organ eye or tissue donation either as a donor family transplant candidate family or as a recipient Tell us your story Brian is a registered donor himself and speaks to others about the benefits of donation I thank God every day for donors Brian says You can t take your organs with you Why not give of yourself to help save a

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/storiesofhope/recipients/brian-liver (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stories of Hope
    save me Willie kidney recipient Due to a shoulder injury Willie needed to take anti inflammatory medications for several years Eventually his pharmacist became concerned and urged him to have a physical exam before continuing with those medications Willie visited his doctor on July 4 2003 and an exam revealed that both of his kidneys were failing as a result of side effects from the anti inflammatory drugs Willie immediately began home kidney dialysis and continued this for more than a year He then received dialysis in the hospital for the next three years and was eventually placed on a transplant list Tell your story Has your life been touched by organ eye or tissue donation either as a donor family transplant candidate family or as a recipient Tell us your story Willie waited 13 months and on November 13 2006 he received the news that there was a potential match for him in Toledo Doctors fought valiantly to save Roxanne a young woman who had suffered a brain aneurysm but when those efforts failed her family chose to donate her organs She and Willie were a match A staunch advocate for donation Willie says You re giving someone a

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/storiesofhope/recipients/willie-kidney (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stories of Hope
    their religion And he answered someone s prayer s Calvin organ eye and tissue donor After 36 year old Calvin suffered a brain aneurysm doctors did everything they could to save his life When he died his family was faced with an important decision Calvin had never talked about organ donation But knowing Calvin s loving and generous nature his family was sure he would want to help someone else if he could Sean the minister at the family s church assured them that organ donation is not against their Christian beliefs and is in line with almost all other faiths This helped the family make the decision to donate Calvin s eyes tissues and kidneys Donation is a blessing You re losing someone dear to you but through the gift of donation a part of that person is still here says Calvin s mother Jean We encourage other families to make the same decision Tell your story Has your life been touched by organ eye or tissue donation either as a donor family transplant candidate family or as a recipient Tell us your story Each August the month that Calvin passed away his church honors him with an organ

    Original URL path: http://www.donatelifeohio.org/storiesofhope/donors/calvin-organ-eye-and-tissue-donor (2016-04-27)
    Open archived version from archive



  •