Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Mission of LifeBanc To increase organ and tissue donation for those awaiting transplant. To provide community and professional education to people of all ages about the need for and the benefits of organ and tissue donation. To respect and suppor... Read more
There is an urgent need for more registered organ and tissue donors in Ohio and across the United States. Everyone can join the Ohio Donor Registry to become an organ and tissue donor. The simple fact is that organ and tissue donation saves lives. One organ donor can save eight lives, while one tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 50 people. Unfortunately, more than 95,000 men, women and children nationwide are currently awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. Thousands on that waiting list live in Ohio.
Annually, LifeBanc's volunteers and staff educate nearly 100,000 students and adults in an effort to provide accurate information, engage the public and increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors. LifeBanc also provides bereavement services to families touched by donation, offering them support, comfort and care throughout the grieving process.
Recently, national and statewide efforts from the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative have dramatically increased the number of organ donors, organ yield, conversion and consent rates, and ultimately organs transplanted and lives saved. However, the demand for organs far exceeds the number available for transplantation. Even with the great strides made by this national initiative, 19 people die each day because an organ is not available.