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Gift of Life In the News

A variety of news stories about Gift of Life and the people who put a face on the important issue of organ and tissue donation.

April 2018

Thousands of organs are lost before they can be donated. Here’s how to save them.

Vox, April 23, 2018

Donors are Heroes, Gift of Life host annual THE Party

Mainline Media News, April 19, 2018

National Donate Life month has deeper meaning for some

Fox 29 News, April 17,2018

Study: Record number of overdose deaths helping to ease America's organ shortage

ABC 27, April 17, 2018

18-year-old saves another with organ donation

WFMZ, April 17, 2018

23rd Annual Gift Of Life Donor Dash At The Art Museum

MSN, April 16, 2018

23rd Annual Gift Of Life Donor Dash Hopes To Raise Awareness

CBS Philly, April 16, 2018


Philadelphia Style, April 13, 2018

'Only silver lining' Forks family honors son's organ donation at annual walk

Lehigh Valley Live, April 13, 2018

Kutztown woman owes life to teen 'Thank you for this gift'

WFMZ, April 11, 2018

Training for the Broad Street Run after a serious health event, April 11, 2018

April is National Donate Life Month: How Business Leaders Can Support the Cause

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, April 09, 2018

The Gift of Life Gala

FYI Philly, April 09, 2018

CHOP Event Highlights Importance of Organ Donation

KYW 1060, April 09, 2018

Two families brought together through Gift of Life Donor Program

6ABC, April 06, 2018

Chester County Hospital officials laud organ donors

Daily local News, April 05, 2018

Bangor man saves 6 lives

WFMZ, April 04, 2018

March 2018

Celebrating the Gift of Life in This Year’s St. Patrick’s Parade

WNEP, March 12, 2018

February 2018

Opioid Organ Donation

WGAL, February 20, 2018

Loved ones honored at organ donor event

PSU News, February 13, 2018

January 2018

Transplant Mecca: Philadelphia leads the U.S. in organ donations, surgeries - Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal, January 19, 2018

5 questions: Everything you need to know about organ donation, January 19, 2018

Most Generous Region in United States 10 Years in a Row

PR Newswire, January 8, 2018

Organ donations from drug overdose victims rising with opioid death toll

WHYY Newsworks, January 11, 2018

December 2017

Lancaster Bible College professor and organ recipient will delve into ethics of transplantation

Lancaster Online, December 2, 2017

Headstrong Foundation set to open second 'Nick's House' for families battling cancer

Philadelphia Business Journal, December 4, 2017

Happenings, Dec. 5

Standard Speaker, December 5, 2017

AGH Leads the Way as Each AHN Hospital in Pennsylvania Earns Recognition in HAP’s Annual Donate Life Challenge

Times Union, December 14, 2017

Three years ago, Lehigh Valley man had his own Hanukkah miracle on last night of holiday

The Morning Call, December 18, 2017

November 2017

Local faith-based institutions mark National Donor Sabbath Weekend

Philadelphia Tribune, November 8, 2017

Regional Hospital of Scranton recognized for Donate Life Challenge

Abington Journal, November 28, 2017

October 2017

Calendar of events in the Berks Country region: October 18

Reading Eagle, October 18, 2017

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital OR Staff Give Back

Gloucester City News, October 19, 2017

Organ donation bonds two Lower Macungie library assistants

Morning Call, October 20, 2017

September 2017

Pottsville football team raises awareness about organ donations

PA Homepage, September 26, 2017

August 2017

Through opioid epidemic, more organs available for transplant patients

The Morning Call, August 4, 2017

Friends, family and even strangers ride in honor of 5-year-old who drowned in Susquehanna River

Lancaster Online, August 6, 2017

LaSalle University Student In Need Of Kidney Donor

CBS Philly, August 7, 2017

Why become an organ or tissue donor? Let the mother of one tell you, August 10, 2017

Think about becoming an organ donor

Pocono Record, August 16, 2017

Galzerano’s Funeral Home Show

Galzerano’s Funeral Home, August 21, 2017

Thanks for supporting Sam's Spirit golf tournament | Letter

Lehigh Valley Live, August 22, 2017

Story highlights need for organ donors

Allentown Morning Call, August 23, 2017

July 2017

Jenna Valle: Selfless Acts and Second Chances

La Voz, July 8, 2017

Pennsylvania must do more to encourage organ donation, but compensation raises ethical questions

Lancaster Online, July 9, 2017

Murder Victim's Gift of Life May Inspire Others, July 11, 2017

Bringing Awareness to Organ Donation

Smart Talk Radio, July 14, 2017

Bittersweet Outcome: Opioid Epidemic Leads to More Organ Transplants Here and Across the Country

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 16, 2017

You Have Zero Excuses Not to be an Organ Donor

Tonic/Vice, July 17, 2017

First Double-Hand Transplant Allows Child to Eat, Dress and Write

Newsweek, July 18, 2017

Gift of Life, Montco Camp Bring Together Young Organ Transplant Recipients

6ABC, July 18, 2017

Researchers Identify Critical Need for Standardized Organ Donation Metrics

Penn Medicine, July 20, 2017

Retired Cinnaminson Principal Was So Much More

Burlington County Time, July 21, 2017

Quilts Tell Donor's Stories

Pocono Record, July 21, 2017

Testament to How Organ Donation Saves Lives

Lancaster Online, July 23, 2017

HRSA Recognizes 15 PA Hospitals for Organ Donation Efforts

Publicnow, July 28, 2017

Singing the Gift of Life at the Phillies game

True Viral News, July 30, 2017

June 2017

Young life cut short, but 6 others saved

Standard Speaker, June 23, 2017

Newsmakers: Barley Snyder names chair of the education law practice group

Central Penn Buisness Journal, June 16, 2017

Francis effect infuses St. Augustine in Philly

National Catholic Speaker, June 15, 2017

Four Juniata Graduates Receive Alumni Achievement Awards

Targeted News Service, June 5, 2017

May 2017

Veteran Skydives At Age 70 Following Double Lung Transplant

The Falmouth Enterprise, May 25, 2017

Twin sisters receive double-lung transplants 1 year apart

ABC 7, May 24, 2017

Global Impactors’ ‘Tin Woman’ transplants loss, second chances

Bethlehem Press, May 11, 2017

Theater: Young playwrights show their stuff Saturday

The Morning Call, May 10, 2017

Lower Makefield heart recipient helps those awaiting and recovering from life-saving surgery

Courier Times, May 8 2017

NEPA man’s ‘Gift of Life’ helped save others

Republican Herald, May 7, 2017

How a stranger's selfless gift saved Ashlee Terwilliger's life

The Pocono Record, May 6, 2017

April 2017

Donor Dash:

Live at Donor Dash interview with Donor Wife, Diane Milbourne

CBS 3, April 2, 2017

Weather Report Live from 22nd Annual Donor Dash

6 ABC, April 2, 2017

Live at Donor Dash interview with Heart Recipient, Janet Dennis

CBS 3, April 2, 2017

Good Day Weekend Live Look at Donor Dash

FOX 29, April 2, 2017

Live at Donor Dash interview with Donor Mom, Missy Sweitzer

CBS 3, April 2, 2017

April News:

Scranton man benefits twice from Gifts of Life

Scranton Times-Tribune, April 20, 2017

Penn State students learn legacy of organ donors

Standard-Speaker, April 20, 2017

Match Made in Heaven: Virtua Nurse to Donate Kidney to Husband

SNJ Today, April 18, 2017

Donors recruited at Rowan’s Organ Donor Day

The Whit Online, April 10, 2017

As an organ donor, Lt. Dennis DeVoe was a hero twice: Howard M. Nathan

Penn Live Op Ed, April 6, 2017

March 2017

Organ recipient addresses Dover Capitol City Rotary Club

Dover Post, March 27, 2017

EDITORIAL: Hero in life — and death

York Dispatch, March 22, 2017

Organ Transplant Recipient Talks About the "Gift of Life"

OCNJ Daily, March 19, 2017

Good Day Philadelphia featuring Charles' Legacy and Team Skysoldier

FOX 29 Good Day, March 16, 2017

Fallen Harrisburg Firefighter Saves Lives through Organ & Tissue Donation

ABC 27, March 15, 2017

Lt. Dennis DeVoe Continues Legacy of Saving Lives through Organ Donation

FOX 43, March 15, 2017

Honoring Those Who Have Given the Gift of Life

NBC 10, March 5, 2017

February 2017

Living organ donors honored for their gift

FOX 43, February 19, 2017

Heart transplant recipient reflects on her second chance

Daily Local News, February 16, 2017

National Donor Day recognizes a different kind of gift on Valentine's Day

WFMZ, February 14, 2017

The Beat Goes on: Heart Transplant Patients Fall in Love

WNEP, February 14, 2017

Ceremony honors organ donors for their ‘gift of life’

WGAL, February 5, 2017

January 2017

Spice things up for a cause at Forgotten Boardwalk

Courier-Post, January 26, 2017

Donor Program Helping Turn tragedy into 'Gift of Life'

6 ABC, January 19, 2017

Donor liver survives crash en route to hospital

MSN, January 11, 2017

Local Organ Donation Program Recorded Highest Level Of Donations In 2016

CBS Philly, January 6, 2017

Rose Parade Features Boy Who Had Double Hand Transplant In Philly

CBS Philly, January 2, 2017

Zion Harvey at the Rose Parade

Rose pArade Broacast, January 2, 2017

December 2016

Son's death brings life, friendship

Allentown Morning Call, December 23, 2016

Local Gift Of Life Donor Helps Save Burn Victim In Australia

CBS Philly, December 20, 2016

Elite Athlete Raises Awareness for Tissue Donation

6 ABC, December 20, 2016

82 percent of Pennsylvania non-organ donors willing to accept transplant if they were sick, injured

Lancaster Online, Decmeber 14, 2016

November 2016

Support for organ donation high, registration numbers low

ABC 27, November 15, 2016

A family's loss to opioid addiction becomes a gift to others

CBS News, November 16, 2016

On-campus campaign gives students the option to register to become an organ donor

The Temple News, November 18, 2016

Family of organ donor shares special dinner, lifetime bond with recipients

6ABC Philadelphia, November 19, 2016

Donate Life America Announces Winners of 2016 Pinnacle Awards

Market Wired, November 21, 2016

Cherry Hill Resident Reaches 200,000 Students with Life-Saving Message

CNB News, November 22, 2016

Grateful Transplant Recipient Encourages Organ Donation

The Times-Tribune, November 27, 2016

October 2016

Pennsylvania coroners, organ donation groups debate law

NBC Philadelphia, October 2, 2016

Local legislators support 'gift of life' organ recovery bills

York Dispatch, October 9, 2016

French woman receives double hand transplant

Life Science Daily, October 12, 2016

Their daughter's lungs saved his life: recipient meets late donor's parents

Lehigh Valley Live, October 22, 2016

September 2016

York Hospital Dedicates Organ Donor Quilts

ABC 27, September 1, 2016

Organ donatino advocates press for action on update to Pa. procedures, September 19, 2016

Hundreds of people 'dying' in Harrisburg to help save lives

FOX 43, September 19, 2016

Two groups battle over possible changes to organ donation law

CBS 21, September 27, 2016

Gift of Life brings donor families and recipents together

Philadelphia Inquirer, September 30, 2016

Organ donation helps mother make peace with son's tragic end

Philadelphia Inquirer, September 30, 2016

August 2016

The 'World's Biggest Asshole' Teaches You About Organ Donation in This New Campaign The Martin Agency's new inspirational work for Donate Life

AdWeek Magazine, August 4, 2016

July 2016

Transplant recipient brings home gold

Republican Herald, July 5, 2016

Three from Valley win medals at Transplant Games

The Allentown Morning Call, July 5, 2016

Wernersville teen with liver transplant defies expectations

Reading Eagle, July 6, 2016

Gift of Life Program raises awareness of organ donations

Philadelphia Tribune, July 26, 2016

For organs kept alive before transplant, tantalizing possibilities

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 29, 2016

LCCC nursing program promotes Gift of Life

Times Leader, July 30, 2016

June 2016

Six Delco Athletes to Vie in Transplant Games

Delco News Network, June 6, 2016

Local Residents to Participate in Transplant Games of America

The Intelligencer, June 8, 2016

Gift of Life gives Coopersburg man new path to walk

WFMZ 69, June 8, 2016

York County Families headed to Transplant Games of America

York Daily Record, June 9, 2016

Kidney donation kicks off new lease on life for Allentown woman

WFMZ 69, June 10, 2016

Parents Who Lost Son Hear His Heart Beat in Recipient's Chest at Transplant Games

CBS Philly, June 12, 2016

Camco residents win big at Transplant Games

Courier-Post, June 23, 2016

May 2016

Giving someone a second chance at life

Al Dia, May 10, 2016

Delaware County Man Celebrates Lie After Two Transplants at 50th Kidney-versary

Delco News Network, May 27, 2016

As lethal heroin overdose numbers rise, families find solace in organ donation

Here & Now (NPR), May 26, 2016

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10 Years Leading U.S. in Organ Donation

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Record Year for Gift of Life!

Gift of Life broke two national records for organ donation in 2017. We are so thankful to all donors and donor families who have selflessly given the "gift of life." Read our full statement here.


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Donor Dash – April 15!

SAVE THE DATE! The 23rd Annual Donor Dash will be SUNDAY, APRIL 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Registration is now open.

The 2018 Donor Dash will feature 10K and 5K runs, a 3K walk, and a Kids Fun Run. This special event attracts people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

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