Pinwheel Garden in front of OSUWMC

Honoring transplant donors and recipients


Every April during 'Donate Life Month' transplant recipients and volunteers from Ohio State's Comprehensive Transplant Center and Lifeline of Ohio plant a pinwheel garden on the front plaza of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. 

In 2018 9,000 pinwheels were planted, each representing a lifesaving transplant performed at Ohio State since 1967. 

Each pinwheel has eight spokes supported by one stem, symbolic of the power of one person to save up to eight lives through organ donation and the gift of life!

Highlights from the 2017 pinwheel planting celebration


More than 8,500 pinwheels were planted during our 2017 event!

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