About Us

Saving and healing lives since 1986.

Lifebanc transforms death into life. Serving as Northeast Ohio’s only nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization, Lifebanc began more than 35 years ago as one of the original seven independent organ procurement organizations in the United States. Lifebanc is a leader in the field and is a highly respected recovery organization nationally and regionally.


Lifebanc saves and heals lives.

Board and Leadership

Lifebanc is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are passionate about the cause of organ, eye and tissue donation. The Lifebanc Board of Directors is comprised of community members, clinicians, recipients and donor family members.

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Vision & Values

Pursuing a future where organ, eye and tissue donation is embraced as an honor and a personal responsibility.

Our Values are Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Commitment, Innovation, Quality

Service Area

Lifebanc serves over four million people and works with 80 hospitals in a 20-county area of Northeast Ohio. We work closely to two local transplant centers and provide lifesaving organs to transplant centers across the U.S.


The stories of our donor and recipient families are powerful, moving celebrations of life, hope, and love that get to the heart of why we do what we do, and the difference we can all make. Lifebanc believes that anyone can be a hero – and we see it every day in the generous decisions of people and families who choose and support organ and tissue donation. We’d like you to meet some of these heroes, and some of the Northeast Ohio neighbors they are helping.

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