Honoring Organ Donors and Transplant 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 University Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. 

This April 2024, 12,500 pinwheels will be planted, each representing a lifesaving organ transplant performed at Ohio State since our first - a kidney - in 1967.

Our ever-turning pinwheel has 1 stem supporting 8 spokes, symbolizing the power of 1 HERO to save up to 8 lives through organ donation.

How many more lives could be saved if everyone said “yes” to organ donation? Learn more about organ donation and be a Buckeye For Life!

Time-lapsed video of the 2021 pinwheel planting event honoring every transplant recipient and organ donor at Ohio State.

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