eight by fifty initiative


One organ, eye and tissue donor can save

eight lives and enhance the lives of 50 others.


But this benefit to life wouldn’t be possible without the people and programs that carry on our mission of hope, happiness and healing. Through generous financial gifts, we’re able to grow our community outreach programs, and provide grief support to families whose loved ones gave the gift of life.  We’d like you to join our mission.

A gift for life.

The eight by fifty initiative is our way of honoring those whose lives have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation, while raising funds to expand our valuable services. Bricks, butterflies and leaves can be purchased to pay tribute to family members, friends or organizations. The personalized bricks will be installed permanently in our Legacy walkway, and the personalized metallic butterflies and leaves will be displayed on our new Legacy Tree in the Lifebanc gardens. 

ny and all financial contributions, no matter the amount, help Lifebanc save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.




The eight by fifty initiative Logo

The logo you see you on this page is more than just a piece of artwork. The benefits of organ donation are exponential – one organ and tissue donor can save eight lives and help fifty others. This name and logo tell that story. The darkened leaf at the top represents the donor, and the eight surrounding leaves symbolize the eight lives saved. Surrounding that are fifty smaller leaves that signify the lives touched by just one organ and tissue donor.



Before I actually started working in the license bureau, I never even considered being a donor. I am on the front line every day asking people to say YES to become an organ and tissue donor. At first I looked at it as part of my job, but as I grew in knowledge, understanding and situations occurring, it allowed me to see the importance of it. I didn’t look at it as just my job anymore; I looked at it as an opportunity to help save lives and eventually became a donor myself."

Stephanie Drake - Deputy Registrar for the Shaker Heights License Bureau

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