By Melissa Nelms, mother of transplant recipient
Our second daughter, Avrie, was born completely healthy with no complications. She developed normally without any noteworthy illnesses during her first year.
A couple weeks after her first birthday, Avrie spiked a low grade fever, which we dismissed to teething issues. When the fever began to rise and vomiting began, we knew it was more than teething, most likely a stomach virus. Read More »
I’m excited to be a part of my eighth Dash for Donation! I became involved in the race in 2004 to honor my liver donor, Jordan.
I was born with a rare genetic liver disease and always knew I’d need a transplant. Once I was in college, my health became progressively worse and I was listed for a new liver. Thanks to my hero, my donor, received a transplant in February 2001. Read More »
We are Margaret & Phil Petrosky. This is our ninth year working on the Lifeline of Ohio’s Dash for Donation committee and we are inviting you to join us and be a part of the “Gift of Life” in action in Downtown Columbus on Saturday morning, July 14th, 2012! Read More »
This April, Lifeline of Ohio recognized seven BMVs in central and southeastern Ohio for their outstanding work on the front lines of donation!
On behalf of Donate Life Ohio, Lifeline of Ohio presented the 2011 “Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation Front Line Awards” to BMV Deputy Registrar locations with the highest organ, eye and tissue donation registration rates or greatest improvement in their BMV District.
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By Colleen Swabby, donor sister
February 10, 1999 changed my life. I was relaxing at home when my mother called me and said she was hearing sirens and she felt it in her heart that something had happened to my brother, Greg. I thought to myself there was no way, that Greg was okay, but at the same time I had to go to her.
I didn’t even change out of my pajamas and within ten minutes I was with my mom walking to the intersection at the top of her street. There were people everywhere, firetrucks, police cars and an ambulance taking my brother away. He had been racing home to catch the second half of the Buckeyes basketball game and he had been hit by a car. Read More »
I’m back, your self-designated medical television show critic!
I was going through my DVR this weekend when I realized I had not yet watched the episode of “Private Practice” from April 24. I can’t get enough of the inner office drama that occurs at the small practice in California.
In this episode, a young girl was brought into the ER following a tragic stabbing. The doctors at St. Ambrose Hospital worked tirelessly to save the little girl’s life, however, they are unsuccessful. Read More »
Today on Good Morning America, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a life-saving feature on the social media site.
Facebook users now have the ability to share their organ donor status. Read More »