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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Volunteer Orientation

 

Time & Place

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

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Interested in volunteering with Gift of Life Donor Program? Our volunteers play a vital role in helping to educate the public about the critical need for organ & tissue donation.

Volunteer opportunities include-

  • Speaking at schools, hospitals, etc.
  • Tabling at health fairs and other community events
  • Adopt-A-DMV
  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Faith-based programs
  • Special events

Please complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION if you have not yet done so. Next you will need to attend a Volunteer Orientation & Speaker Training- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients

 

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Volunteer Orientation

 

Time & Place

10:00 a.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Interested in volunteering with Gift of Life Donor Program? Our volunteers play a vital role in helping to educate the public about the critical need for organ & tissue donation.

Volunteer opportunities include-

  • Speaking at schools, hospitals, etc.
  • Tabling at health fairs and other community events
  • Adopt-A-DMV
  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Faith-based programs
  • Special events

Please complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION if you have not yet done so. Next you will need to attend a Volunteer Orientation & Speaker Training- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients

 

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Capital Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Giant Food Market, 2nd Floor Community Room, Trindle Road, Camp Hill PA

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The Capital 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 Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties.

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

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

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

 

Wednesday, March 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 Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Gift of Life Donor Program - 401 N 3rd St, Phila, PA 19123

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During the March Hearts of Gold meeting we will be getting ready for Donate Life Month!

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

 

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, March 9th, 2017 

Time & Place

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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 Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Registration for this session is now CLOSED.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

Time & Place

All Day
Scranton, PA

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Join the Northeast PA Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation to walk about two miles rain or shine. Parade steps off at 11:45 a.m. Staging will be about two hours prior. Specific time/location for staging announced a few days prior to parade. Contact Regional Community Relations Director Susan Koomar at 267-421-7958 or skoomar@donors1.org

More Information

Susan Koomar | 267-421-7958 | Email

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Donor Registry, Donor Families, Recipients, Volunteer Programs

 

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Learn the Facts About Organ & Tissue Donation

 

Time & Place

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Macedonia United Methodist Church, 941 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ

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More Information

Joe Pratt | 609-457-3364 | Map

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Clergy Resources, Donor Registry, Minority Outreach

 

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

Time & Place

All Day
Allentown, PA

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Join the Lehigh Valley Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation to walk about two miles rain or shine. Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. from the Allentown Fairgrounds. Specific time/location for staging announced a few days prior to parade. Contact Regional Community Relations Director Susan Koomar at 267-421-7958 or skoomar@donors1.

More Information

Susan Koomar | 267-421-7958 | Email

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Donor Registry

 

Tuesday, March 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, March 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.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Harrisburg Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 

Time & Place

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Best Western Premier the Central Hotel, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, 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 the Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 1711

Registration is FULL for the March 28 session in Harrisburg. If you would like to be placed on the wait list for this prograsm, please call Jennifer Geathers, HS Administrative Assistant, at (215) 557-8090, ext 1212. Being placed on the wait list does not guarantee/nor imply that you will be able to attend the program.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | (215) 557-8090 | Email | Web

Find Related Info:

Professional Education

 

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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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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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