How long do transplanted organs last?
If you’re suffering from a failing organ, a transplant can restore your life. Learn more about organ transplant and how long transplant organs last from Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's transplant experts.
At The Ohio State University and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we are continually monitoring and updating our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We continue to align our recommendations with and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other city, state and federal agencies. In our efforts to be proactive and maintain the health and safety of our faculty, staff and the community, we have made the decision to cancel the 12th annual Buckeye Pinwheel Planting and Transplant Reunion scheduled for Sunday, April 5, 2020.
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.
This April, 10,300 pinwheels will be 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!
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