BY KAITLIN THOMPSON
Community Outreach Coordinator
Lifeline of Ohio
Donatos and the local Donate Life affiliate, Lifeline of Ohio, announced a promotional partnership Tuesday to register organ, eye and tissue donors in Ohio.
Donatos’ CEO Jane Grote Abell, associate and donor sister Kanisha Dumas and Lifeline of Ohio CEO Kent Holloway invited customers and the community to learn about the power everyone has to donate life as a donor at an event to kick off the partnership in Columbus.
Featured on a recent episode of CBS’s Undercover Boss, Dumas told Donatos’ CEO Grote Abell she wears a green Donate Life awareness bracelet in honor of her brother, Taylor. He was a tissue donor when he tragically died on Feb. 11, 2011, while playing basketball. Moved by Dumas’ story and her passion for sharing Taylor’s legacy, Grote Abell pledged to keep his memory alive by publicizing the Donate Life message and offering green bracelets to customers in their stores.