Gift of Life Memorial Program

Reverend David Cobb

He shares these words with others: “Today I am able to pastor like I want to pastor. I am able to be there for my members. I am able to do the things that I really want to do because someone thought enough to sign up to become an organ donor.” LEARN MORE.

The Gift of Life Donor Memorial Program honors organ,eye and tissue donors throughout Northeast Ohio and provides memorial materials and resources to the donor family at no cost. Since implementing the program in May of 2009, more than 2,400 kits have been distributed to donor families. The program helps to celebrate the heroic gifts that the donor family and their loved one have given. The program is designed to be a resource to donor families, as well as provide a keepsake and means to promote the the gift of life in time for funeral services.

The kit includes: a memory box, donor medal, donor proclamation, an infant handprint/footprint and/or lock of hair, Donate Life bracelets, Donate Life lapel pins, Ohio Donor Registry brochures, memorial contribution envelopes, bereavement resource brochures, and bookmarks. Additional materials are provided as requested by the family.