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Live to Give

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

Living donors help ease the transplant waiting list

4:55 PM, Sep 3, 2013

Did you know it's possible to donate a portion of your liver?

Lifebanc holds 16th annual Gift of Life Walk & Run

10:35 AM, Aug 3, 2013

Lifebanc held their 16th annual Gift of Life Walk & Run today.

How Lifebanc asks for a donation

5:51 PM, Jul 3, 2013

How Lifebanc representatives approach families in times of tragedy.

Mothers turn tragedy into life-saving gift

12:34 AM, Jun 4, 2013

Nearly two-thousand children and teens in the United States are waiting for organ transplants.

Impact of Lifebanc: Organ donations save lives

6:37 PM, May 6, 2013

Here are three stories of organ donations.

Parents give the ultimate gift to other families

5:58 PM, Apr 3, 2013

Why they donated their toddler's organs after he died.

Husband gives gift of life and love

10:34 PM, Mar 3, 2013

It was 34 years ago that Lisa and Speed Young vowed to be faithful in sickness and in health.

Going Red for Women

9:17 AM, Feb 18, 2013

Meet a woman who's trying to warn other women about the often silent symptoms of heart disease.

Lifebanc Stories: Faithfully Waiting

9:17 AM, Feb 18, 2013

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.

Lifebanc Stories: Thankful for Life's Blessings

11:59 AM, Jan 18, 2013

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
  • 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.