Governor DeWine PSA
Governor Mike DeWine and first lady, Fran DeWine took time to take part in a PSA to to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation in Ohio and across the United States.
On April 16, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine issued a proclamation declaring the day Donation Decision Day in Ohio. Donation Decision Day encourages Ohioans to talk with their families about the decision to be a donor, register their decision in the Ohio Donor Registry, and raise awareness about the lifesaving and healing impact of organ, eye, and tissue donation. As of today in the United States 108,000 people, including more than 3,000 Ohioans, are waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
“Today in Ohio, there are more than 3,000 people who are waiting for an organ donation,” said Governor DeWine. “They are our family members, neighbors, and friends. All of us have the potential to help those in need by registering to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor.”
“I believe strongly in the sanctity of life and in the ability each and every one of us have to save lives,” Yost said. “As we draw our last breath, God grants each of us the power to work miracles in the lives of others. Be a miracle worker.”
Registered donors have the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and heal more than 75 through tissue donation. Organs that can be donated include kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, pancreas, and small intestine. Tissues that can be donated include heart valves, corneas, skin, bone, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and veins.