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Gift of Life Milestone: More than 5,000 Hospital Staff Educated at Gift of Life Donor Program'
Gift of Life Milestone: More than 5,000 Hospital Staff Educated at Gift of Life Donor Program'

Friday, March 14th, 2014

This year, on February 27, Gift of Life Donor Program has educated its 5,000th participant in the Donation Champion Learning Sessions, a highly interactive program that teaches hospital staff best practices about referring potential donors and supporting families who are going through the donation process.

Additional information:

John Green

401 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone: (215) 557-8090, ext. 1118

       

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Gift of Life Donor Program Leads the Nation in Organ Donors in 2013
Gift of Life Donor Program Leads the Nation in Organ Donors in 2013

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Sets new national record for donation because of the generosity of donors and their families

Additional information:

John Green

401 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone: 215-557-8090 x. 1118

         

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Gift of Life Donor Program Urges PA Residents to Help Save A Life Now!
Gift of Life Donor Program Urges PA Residents to Help Save A Life Now!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

In 1994, Pennsylvania passed what was then groundbreaking legislation supporting organ and tissue donation. Under this law Pennsylvania has been a leader in donation rates worldwide. However, despite our success, each year the waiting list grows. Each year, hundreds of people die waiting for a transplant in our commonwealth. The Donate Life PA Act is the first step towards addressing this public health crisis. It incorporates aspects of the current Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (which has been passed in 46 states), recommendations of the PA Legislative Budget and Finance Committee and input from stakeholders including the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania to ensure that we remain leaders in donation and transplantation.

Additional information:

John Green

       

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Gift of Life Donor Program Encourages Public, Legislators to Act Now to Help End the Wait
Gift of Life Donor Program Encourages Public, Legislators to Act Now to Help End the Wait

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Support Best Practices for Donation, Education & Local Collaboration

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: (215) 557-8090, ext. 1133

       

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Donate Life Pennsylvania Launches New Website
Donate Life Pennsylvania Launches New Website

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Donate Life Pennsylvania Launches 2013 Organ Donor Campaign In An Effort
To Add 200,000 New Registered Donors Over Next Two Years

Additional information:

Robert Johnson

Phone: (917) 923-3988

     

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Gift of Life Offers Condolences for Boston Victims, Increases Security for Dash on Sunday
Gift of Life Offers Condolences for Boston Victims, Increases Security for Dash on Sunday

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090

       

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April is National Donate Life Month
April is National Donate Life Month

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Gift of Life Donor Program Urges Community to Help End the Wait for Thousands

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090

     

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Gift of Life Donor Program Names New Officers and Members to Boards
Gift of Life Donor Program Names New Officers and Members to Boards

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Gift of Life Donor Program has announced the addition of new officers and members to its Governing and Medical Advisory and Policy Boards to help guide the organization's operations.

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090

       

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National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry Moves to Gift of Life Institute
National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry Moves to Gift of Life Institute

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Since 1991, the National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry (NTPR) has tracked and studied the outcomes of thousands of pregnancies in solid organ transplant recipients.

Additional information:

John Green

Phone: 215-557-8090

       

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Gift of Life Donor Program Leads the Nation in Organ Donors in 2012
Gift of Life Donor Program Leads the Nation in Organ Donors in 2012

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

The organization coordinated the recovery of 1,062 life-saving organs from 417 generous individuals in 2012—making this region the most generous in the U.S. for organ and tissue donors.

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090

       

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Philadelphia Family and Former Mummer Honored at 2013 Rose Bowl Parade
Philadelphia Family and Former Mummer Honored at 2013 Rose Bowl Parade

Monday, December 17th, 2012

When it was clear that he would not survive, his parents David Sr. and Patricia Nelson informed Gift of Life Donor Program that their son had already made the decision to be an organ and tissue donor, by placing the organ donor designation on his driver's license.

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090

       

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Brotherly Love Run: Organ Donation Advocate Runs From Pacific to Atlantic
Brotherly Love Run: Organ Donation Advocate Runs From Pacific to Atlantic

Friday, September 21st, 2012

A Mullica Hill, New Jersey native will dip his toes into the Atlantic Ocean as he ends his cross-country run to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation next week.

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: (215) 557-8090, ext. 1133

     

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Gift of Life Celebrates "National Donor Sabbath" Weekend with Faith-Based Activities
Gift of Life Celebrates "National Donor Sabbath" Weekend with Faith-Based Activities

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

National Donor Sabbath is an opportunity for religious communities to let its congregants know that donation saves the lives of millions of people—people like Reverend Merle McJunkin, Assistant Pastor at Philadelphia’s Grace Baptist Church. In late 2007, Reverend McJunkin learned that his kidney disease would eventually necessitate a transplant. He had hoped to receive that transplant before he was in need of dialysis, but soon began the treatment, which was both time-consuming and tiring.

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Gift of Life Donor Program and Hispanic Choice Awards Team Up for 2012 Award
Gift of Life Donor Program and Hispanic Choice Awards Team Up for 2012 Award

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Gift of Life Presents the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at 9th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090 ext. 1113

       

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Department of Health and Human Services Honors Nineteen Area Hospitals
Department of Health and Human Services Honors Nineteen Area Hospitals

Monday, September 24th, 2012

In 2012, Gift of Life is pleased to acknowledge 19 hospitals in this region that are being honored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with a Medal of Honor in donation excellence. DHHS annually awards these Medals of Honor to hospitals around the nation, recognizing those healthcare professionals who make a commitment to donation

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 215-557-8090

       

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10th Annual Jessie's Day Celebration Brings Hope, Remembrance
10th Annual Jessie's Day Celebration Brings Hope, Remembrance

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Jessica Beth Schwartz’s Memory Inspires Her Family to Continue Scholarship Fundraiser

Additional information:

Erica Vanstone

Phone: 21-557-8090 ext 1133

       

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Local Residents Headed to Transplant Games of America to Go For the Gold
Local Residents Headed to Transplant Games of America to Go For the Gold

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

This summer, inspiring athletes from the tri-state region will take their skill, enthusiasm and passion to Grand Rapids, MI, to compete in one of the most exciting athletic events of the year, the Transplant Games of America, being held from July 28-31, 2012

Additional information:

John Green

       

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Facebook Partners with Donate Life America and Gift of Life to Dramatically Increase Number of Regis
Facebook Partners with Donate Life America and Gift of Life to Dramatically Increase Number of Regis

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Gift of Life Donor Program—the region’s organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware—announced a major initiative in conjunction with Facebook and Donate Life America, the national organization dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors.

Additional information:

John Green

       

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Delaware to Participate in Nationwide Campaign and Register 28,000 Donors in 2012
Delaware to Participate in Nationwide Campaign and Register 28,000 Donors in 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Delaware Healthcare Association and Gift of Life Donor Program today announced details of its 2012 organ donor campaign – a targeted effort to increase the number of registered donors in the state. The campaign is being launched in April to celebrate National Donate Life Month.

Additional information:

John Green

       

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Gift of Life Donor Program Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Save Lives
Gift of Life Donor Program Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Save Lives

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Gift of Life Donor Program – the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware – kicked off its 40 year anniversary celebration at a press conference held at its Philadelphia headquarters. While celebrating the life-saving success of the organization, Gift of Life also announced a region-wide challenge to increase the organ and tissue donor registry with an ambitious challenge to register an additional 40,000 donors in 40 weeks.

Additional information:

John Green

401 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone: 215-557-8090

           

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