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Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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.

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

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Wilkes-Barre Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, May 5th, 2016 

Time & Place

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre - East Mountain, 600 Wildflower Drive (Exit 170A off I-81), 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 the Gift of Life service area

This session will be held at the Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre - East Mountain, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Registration is now closed for the May 5th session in Wilkes-Barre, PA!

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email

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Professional Education

 

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Hearts of Gold Meeting

 

Time & Place

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

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The May Hearts of Gold Meeting will be a "Home Cook Heroes" with our volunteer group cooking a meal for patients and their families staying at Gift of Life Family House.

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

 

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.

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

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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.

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

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Monday, May 16th, 2016

Central Susquehanna Valley Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
TBD, Lewisburg, PA (varies from month to month)

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The Central Susquehanna Valley 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 Serving Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties.

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

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

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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.

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

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

 

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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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Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

 

Time & Place

HACC, Harrisburg Campus

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More Information

Dwendy Johnson | Email | Web

 

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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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Auditions Open Now!

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The Saving Lives is Beautiful Gospel Competition and Program is now accepting audition videos for the July 31 event. Click the image above to find out more!

 

Follow Team Philadelphia

at the 2016 Transplant Games of America.

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Transplant recipients from our region will compete in Olympic-style competition this summer at the Transplant Games of America, held in Cleveland, Ohio. Follow along with the team's progress and cheer on our local athletes as they show the work that transplantation works!

 

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