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Your $1 Contribution Can Give Hope to Thousands of Ohioans

The Second Chance Trust Fund was founded in 1997 to support projects that raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation throughout Ohio. Establishing the Ohio Donor Registry and supporting the coalition or organ, eye, and tissue recovery agencies that make up Donate Life Ohio is one of those projects.

The Second Chance Trust Fund is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health, but no tax funds are used by the fund. Optional $1 contributions collected at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles are used to support donation education in Ohio and to give hope to thousands of Ohioans waiting for transplants.

Awareness-building projects supported by dollars contributed to the Second Chance Trust Fund include:

Driver education curriculum regarding organ, eye, and tissue donation.
Statewide organ, eye, and tissue donation curriculum for high schools.
Statewide media campaigns.

Contribute to The Fund

Please consider donating $1 the next time you visit the BMV to apply or renew your Ohio driver's license or state I.D. Your contribution will help continue the work of the Second Chance Trust Fund and give hope to those awaiting a second chance at life.

You can also make a check payable to the Second Chance Trust Fund and mail to: Second Chance Trust Fund Ohio Department of Health Attn: Revenue Unit PO BOX 15278 Columbus, Ohio 43215 No tax funds are used by the Second Chance Trust Fund.

Show Support

You can also buy Donate Life Ohio license plates to display on your vehicle and show the world your commitment to the cause. These special plates cost only $15 additional, with $5 going directly to the Second Chance Trust Fund.

Ohio Donor Registry

In December 2000, Governor Bob Taft signed Senate Bill 188, which created the Ohio Donor Registry to make it easier for Ohioans to make a personal commitment to organ, eye, and tissue donation. The Second Chance Trust Fund works in partnership with the BMV to increase knowledge about the registry and to increase the number of Ohioans who join the registry.


Members of the Second Chance Trust Fund Advisory Committee

 
  • Jennifer Dorrell
    Ohio Solid Organ Transplant Consortium
  • Nicole Jackson
    Community Tissue Services
  • Marilyn Pongonis
    Public Member
  • Jeffrey Jacobsen
    Public Member
  • Shannon Schweitzer
    Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio
  • Kara Steele
    Life Connection
  • Laura Stillion
    The Ohio State University, Ohio Hospital Association
  • Barbara Crow
    Public Member
  • Senator Stephen Huffman
    Ohio Senate
  • Representative Scott Lipps
    Ohio House of Representatives
  • Jolene Defiore-Hyrmer
    Ohio Department of Health

Contribute to The Fund

Please consider donating $1 the next time you visit the BMV to apply or renew your Ohio driver's license or state I.D. Your contribution will help continue the work of the Second Chance Trust Fund and give hope to those awaiting a second chance at life.

You can also make a check payable to the Second Chance Trust Fund and mail to: Second Chance Trust Fund Ohio Department of Health Attn: Revenue Unit PO BOX 15278 Columbus, Ohio 43215 No tax funds are used by the Second Chance Trust Fund.

Second Chance Trust Fund
Ohio Department of Health
Attn: Revenue Unit
PO BOX 15278
Columbus, Ohio 43215