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Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Delaware Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Friday, February 3rd, 2017 

Time & Place

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718

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 Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.

This session is being held on FRIDAY, February 3, 2017.

CLICK HERE to register to attend this session at Christiana Hospital in Delaware.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | (215) 557-8090 | Email

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Professional Education

 

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Lehigh Valley Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7 p.m.
Northeast Pa. Lions Eye Bank, 2346 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem

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Coalition activities include health fairs; presentations at schools, churches/houses of worship, senior centers and for community groups; community events such as Celtic Classic and Allentown’s St. Patrick’s Day parade; and an annual poster and essay contest for middle and high school students. For more information, contact Gift of Life Regional Community Relations Coordinator Susan Koomar at 267-421-7958 or skoomar@donors1.org.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Hearts of Gold Social

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Gift of Life Donor Program - 401 N 3rd St, Phila, PA 19123

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The February Hearts of Gold meeting will be a Hearts of Gold Social: Join other donor families to gather to hear stories from grateful recipients and enjoy a nice meal together.

For more information about Hearts of Gold, click here.

More Information

Lara Moretti | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Donor Families, Volunteer Programs

 

Central PA Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lancaster General Hospital Health Campus, Main Building, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17603. This group meets at the 2nd floor Wellness Center Conference Room 1, directly off the elevator.

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The Central PA 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 Lancaster and Lebanon.

For more information, contact locally, Al Weibel, Chairperson, (717) 672-0455; or Dwendy Johnson 1-800-366-6771 ext. 1506 oror visit the Central PA Coalition Facebook Page.

More Information

Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-366-6771 x1506 | Email | Map

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Delaware Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
Newark Library, 750 Library Ave, Newark, DE 19711

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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

Rashida Brooks | 215-557-8090 x1137 | Email | Web

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients

 

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Berks/Schuylkill County Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reading Hospital 5th Ave. Entrance , Conference Room #14

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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.

For more information: locally contact Bill Griffis at (484) 336-3357 or Dwendy Johnson at 1-800-DONORS-1 ext. 1506 or visit the Berks Coalition Facebook Page

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

National Donor Day

 

Time & Place

All day!

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February 14th is National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Today, nearly 119,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need tissue donation.

Valentine’s Day – and every day for that matter – is the perfect day to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor! Just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation. Register today!

 

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Northeast Pa. Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m.
Brennan Hall, University of Scranton

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Coalition activities include health fairs, presentations at schools, churches/houses of worship, senior centers and for community groups, and participation in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day parade.

For more information, contact Gift of Life Regional Community Relations Coordinator Susan Koomar at 267-421-7958 or skoomar@donors1.org.

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Living Donor, Recipients

 

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Multicultural Affairs Committee Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 pm
Gift of Life Donor Program - 401 N 3rd St, Phila, PA, 19123

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For more information about the Multicultural Affairs Committee, click here.

More Information

Leslie Jean-Mary | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Monday, February 27th, 2017

South Central PA Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7 p.m.
Apple Hill Surgical Center, 25 Monument Rd Room #188 York, PA

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The South Central PA Coalition on Organ & Tissue Donation and the York Area Transplant Support Group together comprised of donor families, transplant recipients , families 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. (Serving counties of York and Adams).

For more information, Dwendy Johnson 1-800-366-6771 ext. 1506.

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Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-366-6771 ext. 1506 | Email | Map

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

iconRegister to Be a Donor

It’s easy to add the donor designation to your driver's license or state I.D. card. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Sign up today!

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Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has helped hundreds of thousands of patients through organ and tissue donation.

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Gift of Life works tirelessly to rewrite the stories for the more than 5,600 people in our region waiting for their second chance at life. The gift of organ and tissue donation truly can change someone's life and rewrite their story. How has the Gift of Life rewritten your story? Share with us.

 

Register for the 2017 Dash

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The 22nd Annual Donor Dash is designed to help promote organ and tissue donation and highlight the success of transplantation.

April 2, 2017.

Learn more about the event and register today!

 
 
 
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