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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Liasons for Life Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
Gift of Life Donor Program; 401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Liaisons is a group for transplant recipients and candidates, as well as members of their families, donor family members and others who are interested in volunteering their time to promote donor awareness and the benefits of transplantation. Most programs falling under the Liaisons umbrella take place in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Tammy Buscher | 215-557-8090 x1137 | Email | Web

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Tabling Event at Wilmington DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wilmington DMV: 2230 Hessler Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the Wilmington DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

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Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Tabling Event at Dover DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dover DMV: 303 Transportation Cir Dover, DE 19901

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the Dover DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

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Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Monday, September 7th, 2015

Capital Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Hershey office, 867 Fishburn Rd. in Hershey.

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Serving Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties.

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Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-DONORS-1 x1506 | Email | Web

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Delaware Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808

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Delaware Coalition meets the first Monday of each month, September through June, in both the Newark and Dover areas

More Information

Kari Rowe | 215-557-8090 x1132 | Email | Web

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Berks Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 p.m. start time
Reading Hospital. Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, West Reading, PA 19611. The meeting will be in Room RGCC2

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The Berks Coalition on Organ & Tissue Donation is a volunteer group comprised of donor families, transplant recipients and individuals that support organ and tissue donation. We participate in community events, health fairs, sport events, and also offer a speakers bureau to interested groups. Counties served include Schuylkill and Berks.

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Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-DONORS-1 x1506 | Email | Web

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Hearts of Gold Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program; 401 N 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Hearts of Gold is a volunteer group of donor family members, whose aim is to address the specific needs and issues of these families. The group focuses on how donor families can educate the public about organ and tissue donation, and acts as a support system for other families whose loved ones have made the generous decision to donate in their time of grief.

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Lara Moretti | 215-557-8090 x1103 | Email | Web

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Central PA Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 p.m. start time
ancaster General Hospital Health Campus, Main Building, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17603.

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Serving Lancaster and Lebanon Counties

More Information

Dwendy Johnson; Al Weibel | DJ: 1-800-DONORS-1 x1506; AW: 717-672-0455 | Email | Web

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Lehigh Valley Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 p.m. start time
Northeast Lions Eye Bank in Bethlehem: 2346 Jacksonville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017

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Serving the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton areas

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Susan Koomar | 267-421-7958 | Email | Web

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

New Jersey Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, September 10th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bally's Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

This is a one day, highly interactive program that focuses on the role of critical care staff in utilizing and sharing best-demonstrated practices for referring potential organ donors to the organ procurement organization, providing support for families of potential organ donors, and maximizing clinical donor management.

Attendees will be given focused information to allow them to become a Donation Champion, one who role-models and shares key information to assist colleagues in carrying out these best practices in real time.

Who Should Attend? ICU and ER Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Respiratory Therapists, Spiritual Support Staff and Anyone Who May Care for a Potential Organ Donor at a Hospital in the Gift of Life service area

This session will be held at Bally's Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

Registration is now FULL/CLOSED for this sesssion. You can no longer register for this program.

Thank you!

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Andrea Reynolds | Email | Map

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Tabling Event at Georgetown DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Georgetown DMV: 23737 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the Georgetown DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

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Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Multicultural Affairs Committee Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
Gift of Life Donor Program; 401 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Multicultural Affairs Coalition (MAC) was developed in response to the growing number of minorities awaiting organ transplants in Gift of Life service area. The group serves as a direct link to the multicultural communities by developing culturally sensitive donor education activities and participating in multicultural presentations, health fairs and other health-related events.

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Leslie Jean-Mary | 215-557-8090 x1172 | Email | Web

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Bethlehem Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, September 17th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA

This is a one day, highly interactive program that focuses on the role of critical care staff in utilizing and sharing best-demonstrated practices for referring potential organ donors to the organ procurement organization, providing support for families of potential organ donors, and maximizing clinical donor management.

Attendees will be given focused information to allow them to become a Donation Champion, one who role-models and shares key information to assist colleagues in carrying out these best practices in real time.

Who Should Attend? ICU and ER Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Respiratory Therapists, Spiritual Support Staff and Anyone Who May Care for a Potential Organ Donor at a Hospital in the Gift of Life service area

This session will be held at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA

CLICK HERE to register for the Bethlehem Session being held 9/17/2015!

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Northeast PA Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
University of Scranton Brennan Hall (5th floor Casey Room)

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Serving Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Meeting Times: We will be meeting the third Thursday of every month at the University of Scranton Brennan Hall from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. *Room location subject to change, please contact Susan Koomar, at 267-421-7958 or skoomar@donors1.org for location.

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Susan Koomar | 267-421-7958 | Email | Web

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Tabling Event at DE City DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
DE City DMV: 2101 Mid County Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the DE City DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

More Information

Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Monday, September 21st, 2015

Central Susquehanna Valley Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
Geisinger Medical Center-Danville PA 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822

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Serving Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties.

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Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-DONORS-1 x1506 | Email | Web

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Cape Atlantic Support Group

 

Time & Place

4:30 p.m. start time
Shore Memorial Hospital; 1 E New York Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244

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Serving Southern New Jersey Shore region

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Bill Carlsen | 609-624-0853 | Web

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Monday, September 28th, 2015

South Central PA Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 p.m. start time
Apple Hill Surgical Center, 25 Monument Road, York, PA 17402. Room #193.

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Serving the York, Hanover and Gettysburg areas.

More Information

Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-DONORS-1 x1506 | Email | Web

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