Dayton’s regional organ donation program says organ donations are up significantly in 2020.
In the western part of the state, Life Connection of Ohio is the non-profit organization that procures organs from donors who have died and gets them to those who need them.
Kara Steele, director of community services, says while much of the healthcare focus lately has been on the coronavirus, the need for their services hasn’t diminished.
“That waiting list does not stop in the midst of a pandemic. You know, there's a lot of work that needs to be done," she says.