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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.


July 2017

Murder Victim's Gift of Life May Inspire Others

Philly.com, July 11, 2017

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

Lancaster Online, July 9, 2017

Jenna Valle: Selfless Acts and Second Chances

La Voz, July 8, 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

Lt. Dennis DeVoe Saves Lives through Organ and Tissue Donation


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


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

Zion Harvey KTLA Interview

Zion Harvey, the world's first pediatric bilateral hand transplant recipient, was able to ride on the 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade Float. Here, he is interviewed by local LA station KTLA.


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

PennLive.com, 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


April 2016

Quilts represent the gifts of Lehigh Valley organ donors

Allentown Morning Call, April 4, 2016

Donate Life Month Gets Started at CHOP

6ABC, April 6, 2016

Donors Are Heroes - THE Party

Philly Chit Chat, April 13, 2016

Mount Nittany Raises Flag for Donate Life Month

StateCollege.com, April 21, 2016


March 2016

Local Organ Donor Program Sets National Records

CBS Philly, March 9, 2016

2 Myths About Organ Donation Dispelled

Huffington Post, March 29, 2016

The "Ugly Truth" About Organ Donations

PAHomepage, March 30, 2016


February 2016

York teen's heart beats on through organ donation

York Dispatch, February 12, 2016

A Life-Saving Donation for Poconos Man

PAHomepage, February 12, 2016

Transplant recipients talk about donors at Franklin Institute

Philly.com, February 15, 2016

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