Change Of Heart Support Group

July 21 Picnic
No Meeting In August

Register for the Heart Mini Marathon!

The American Heart Association Heart Mini Marathon & Walk is scheduled for March 9 & 10. You can register at if you want to participate. Kyle’s Heart Team (Carl Hunlock, Kyle’s father is the Captain) is the Team that COH favors because Kyle donated his heart to the late Jack Hunt, our former Vice President.


A Message from the President Tony Mankus
Hello everyone. Hopefully you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We finished our COH activities in December with our annual Christmas Party at the Sharonville Convention Center. It was a good time, even though the Convention Center was hosting a Gun and Knife Show at the same time. Parking spaces were hard to come by on that Saturday. Diane Hunt was able to come to the Christmas Party with the help of Carl Hunlock and Michelle Chao who were nice enough to drive in from Columbus and bring Diane to the event. Thanks Carl and Michelle.

I have some great news to report from the recent Life Center Ambassador News letter that last year was a busy year for Life Center with 72 organ donors, transplanting 230 organs, and 591 tissue donors. Previous highs were set in 2017 with 69 organ donors, 214 organs transplanted and 564 tissue donors. The increase is credited to education and outreach due to the fine work at Life Center. Congratulations.

Upset Tummy?

This PDF article speaks to the importance of keeping your doctor informed about stomach upset problems and managing side effects of transplant medications.
GI (gastrointestinal) upset is one of the more common, but less severe side effects caused by some transplant medications.

  • GI Upset PDF Doc
    Are You Donation Savvy?

    This PDF details how to join the Ohio Donor Registry. Many organs and tissues can be donated to help save the lives of those in need. Please consider joining the registry so that you can help extend the lives of your fellow citizens.

  • Donation Information PDF Doc

    July 2019 Newsletter:

    Read an online version of our newsletter that was mailed out.


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    Books Of Interest

    A novel by John A. Elefteriades, MD. Medical Fiction, Bending medical ethics. A fast read that keeps pages turning.

    "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
    By Jill Wolfson A novel of teens going through transplants.



    Personal Stories

    A Change Of Heart

    On Easter Sunday, March 31, 1991, I had a change of heart – literally!  On that date I was the joyful recipient of a heart transplant.  A procedure that had become almost routine to the medical profession was an answer to prayer to me in the form of a 20th century miracle.



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