Austin Mooney was born with a congenital heart defect and received a heart and double-lung transplant at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in June 2020. Complications kept Austin in the hospital for nearly half a year, and the blood he received during his stay was critical to his survival. Now, Austin, his family and his friends encourage everyone to donate blood.
In 2021, Austin teamed up with Versiti Blood Center of Ohio to host the Austin Mooney Celebration of Life Blood Drive, named in Austin’s honor for the incredible fight and perseverance he has shown throughout his life.
Impact Stories | Organ & Tissue Donation
Toward the end of 2015, Juan began feeling unwell. But when the feeling persisted for several weeks, he decided to see a doctor.
Jovan Wilder was one day short of his 19th birthday when he was hit by a stray bullet and subsequently pronounced brain dead. A registered organ donor, Jovan donated his liver, kidneys and heart to give others a second chance at life.
Judges Derek Mosley and JoAnn Eiring
In 2014, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Already his colleague and close friend, JoAnn got tested to see if she could donate her kidney and save Derek’s life.