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Monday, May 4th, 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, May 5th, 2015

Liasons for Life Meeting

 

Time & Place

10:00 a.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.

More Information

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

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Tuesday, May 12th, 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, May 13th, 2015

Hearts of Gold Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Gift of Life Family House; 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

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"Home Cook Heroes"

Cooking at Gift of Life Family House

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.

More Information

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, May 14th, 2015

Wilkes-Barre Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, May 14th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Best Western East Mountain Inn & Suites, 2400 East End Boulevard - Route 115, Wilkes-Barre, 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 Gift of Life's service area

CLICK HERE to register for this event.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

 

Time & Place

Registration: 7:45 a.m., Walk begins at 9 a.m.
HACC, Harrisburg

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The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies.

Highmark Inc. underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating organizations.

The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. The secondary goal of the walk is to energize community members to have a greater hand in their health by becoming or staying physically active.

Learn more about The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community here.

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

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Tuesday, May 19th, 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, May 21st, 2015

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.

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

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Monday, May 25th, 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.

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

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Wednesday, May 27th, 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

More Information

Bill Carlsen | 609-624-0853 | Web

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Saturday, May 30th, 2015

The 2nd Chance Foundation 2015 Golf Outing

 

Time & Place

412 Hidden Valley Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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The Joynt Family | Email | Web

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Media Resources

 

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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.

 

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