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LCO opens the doors to its new HQ!

May 31, 2022 | By Kara Steele
LCO opens the doors to its new HQ!

Life Connection of Ohio, the non-profit organization that serves families and saves lives through organ donation in northwest and west central Ohio, opened the doors to its new headquarters at 2800 Donation Circle in Kettering today.

“We are here to serve the community, and our new space will allow us to do that in an even larger capacity,” Life Connection of Ohio’s President & CEO Matthew Wadsworth said. “I cannot thank our current and former employees and board members enough for getting our organization to this point.”

Life Connection of Ohio has experienced record-breaking milestones and rapid growth in the past two and a half years, including unprecedented increases in the number of donor heroes who generously gave the gift of life, the number of organs transplanted and lives saved, and the number of dedicated employees who live the core values – let’s go mentality, uncompromising advocacy and authenticity – every day.
– 126 donor heroes in 2020 > 182 donor heroes in 2021
– 348 organs transplanted in 2020 > 471 organs transplanted in 2021
– 32 employees in 2020 > 100 employees in 2022

Life Connection of Ohio’s new headquarters lends itself to even more growth.

“It is our responsibility to increase the number of life-saving organ transplants available for the nearly 110,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. Our team is laser focused on providing families with the opportunity for donation and on facilitating the gift of life for those in need,” Wadsworth said.

Life Connection of Ohio’s new home includes 30,000 square feet of space in Miami Valley Research Park. That space includes large community and conference rooms, which will be offered as offsite meeting spaces for other service organizations.

The project has been a labor of love. Special thanks to:
– Cambridge85, a niche transformational leadership consultancy specializing in the organ donation space, for securing the new market tax credit funding via CityWide, a local community development entity.
– MODA4 for the development, architecture and design.
– Shook Construction for successfully managing the build and navigating significant challenges with the supply chain.
– Forsa Planning for the project management and coordination.
– altafiber (formerly Cincinnati Bell) for the technological innovation.
– Back to Business IT for assisting with the design and installation of technological elements.
– PCS for coordinating conferencing equipment, badge access, security and other technological components.
– APG Office Furnishings for the furniture design, selection and installation.

Life Connection of Ohio’s new headquarters will further its mission of serving donor heroes, donor families, transplant recipients and those awaiting a second chance at life.

For more information or to say “yes” to saving lives through organ donation, visit lifeconnection.org.