This year, WKYC, Milano Monuments and WKYC are joining forces to encourage N.E. Ohio to Live to Give!
Did you know that Lifebanc serves as northeast Ohio’s only nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization?
Last year, Lifebanc helped to heal and save more than 25,000 lives.
There is an urgent need for registered organ, eye and tissue donors in Ohio and across the United States.
One organ donor can save eight lives, while one tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 50 people. Ohioans must understand the truths about donation. Anyone at any age or medical history can become a registered organ, eye and tissue donor.
By becoming a registered organ, eye and tissue donor, one is making a legally binding, advance medical directive to save lives.
Live to Give Videos
Live to Give Stories
Why they donated their toddler's organs after he died.
It was 34 years ago that Lisa and Speed Young vowed to be faithful in sickness and in health.
Meet a woman who's trying to warn other women about the often silent symptoms of heart disease.
Reverend Gwendolyn Snell is a pastor and one of nearly 110,000 women, men and children waiting for life-saving transplants in the United States.
For Paul P. Fischer, life's journey has been an up and down experience. Scarlet fever or possibly rheumatic fever during his childhood years damaged his aortic valve. Even with a detected heart murmur, Paul was able to maintain a normal lifestyle and could participate in strenuous physical activity.
Here is how to donate:
- Say yes when asked to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- Register on-line at www.LifeBanc.org
- Call LifeBanc at 216-752-5433 or 1-888-558-5433 to receive a registration form.
- Include organ, eye and tissue donation in your living will.