He put off the COVID-19 vaccine. It cost him his lungs.
Kodie Edler was a healthy 28-year-old, too busy with work to prioritize getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, he hopes his story motivates others not to make the same mistake.
Since our first organ transplant in 1967, our team of experts at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center continue to drive innovation through advanced research and excellent patient care. As central Ohio’s only adult comprehensive transplant center, we perform approximately 600 solid organ transplants each year. Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in organ transplantation!
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is celebrating 11,000 solid organ transplants in 2021. Less than 10% of adult transplant centers in the United States have achieved this milestone.
This April, 11,000 pinwheels were planted on the front plaza of University Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a sparkling tribute to the power of organ donation and transplantation. Each pinwheel represents a lifesaving organ transplant performed at Ohio State since our first in 1967.
Healthy State Alliance, a collaboration between the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health, has the resources and technology to tackle the most critical health issues facing local communities, including access to transplant care.