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Contribute to Gift of Life
Gift of Life's mission of saving lives not only needs the support of those who believe in organ and tissue donation, but the financial assistance to help educate the community about the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor. You have the opportunity to help support this work in a variety of ways...
The Transplant Foundation is the tax-exempt nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation established in 1996 to support the mission of Gift of Life Donor Program. The Transplant Foundation supports organ and tissue procurement through services to organ and tissue donor families and recipients, and professional and community-based activities in support of the donation and transplantation process. This also includes fundraising to support these types of programs - events, school partnerships and public education and outreach efforts.
Help support the operations and programming of Gift of Life Family House with a charitable contribution. The Family House is the first facility of its kind in the Philadelphia area to serve all of the region's transplant centers, and showcase the significant advancements taking place at Philadelphia's transplant healthcare institutions. Opened in July 2011, the facility provides temporary lodging and supportive services to transplant patients - adult and pediatric - and their families and by its very nature, helps to raise awareness about the critical need for organ and tissue donors. To learn more about the Gift of Life Family House, click here.
The Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness is a collection of different courses, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs, and a 3-kilometer walk designed to help promote organ and tissue donation and highlight the success of transplantation. All the distances depart from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continue along West River Drive and the banks of the Schuylkill River, drawing participants such as transplant candidates, transplant recipients and family members, hospital personnel, donor family members and the general public.
Giving Life a Second Chance
Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has helped hundreds of thousands of patients through organ and tissue donation.
Gift of Life Family House
Lodging & Support for Transplant Families
Thousands of patients come to Philadelphia hospitals every year needing life-saving organ transplants. Many come from out of state or travel great distances. Family House is a refuge for patients and their families who are on this journey.
Joe thought his days of playing soccer were over when he was diagnosed with heart disease and needed a life-saving heart transplant to survive. Now, at 18, he is back on the field and living up to his nickname "The Blur" all thanks to his hero, an organ donor.
How to Volunteer for Gift of Life
Gift of Life needs your help to get the word out and let people know that donation saves lives. Find out how to get involved!