LifeLine of Ohio
But are we a city that values life as well?
The Bureau of Motor Vehicle reports that the citizens of Columbus are registering as organ, eye and tissue donors at a rate lower than the state average of 54.5 per cent. I find this astounding! As I “experience” Columbus, I know it to be a kind and caring community. It is a collection of neighborhoods that are proud of their heritage and working hard to make the future great.
Currently there are more than 800 people listed for transplants at the area’s two transplant centers – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Those life-saving transplants will not happen unless ordinary people make an extraordinary decision and say “yes” to organ donation. I want to believe that extraordinary generosity and compassion for each other is part of the Columbus experience.
Read more: http://www.lifelineofohio.org/2012/04/cities-compete-to-save-lives/