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Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Donors Are Heroes Shop Til You Drop Event

 

Time & Place

5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Center City, Philadelphia

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Join Donors Are Heroes for a night full of fun and shopping benefiting the organization's mission to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

The following stores will be included in this year's Shop Til You Drop Fundraising event:

Joan Shepp

South Moon Under

Knit Wit

Beans Beauty

Rittenhouse Sports Specialties

Commonwealth Proper

Duke & Winston

There will also be an after party at Continental Midtown.

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Karen Keener | 215-557-8090 x1128 | Email

 

Tuesday, January 6th, 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.

More Information

Tammy Buscher | 215-557-8090 x1137 | 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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Wednesday, January 14th, 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.

More Information

Lara Moretti | 215-557-8090 x1103 | 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, January 15th, 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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Under the Skin

Runs through Sunday, March 15th, 2015 

Time & Place

Arden Theatre; 40 N 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA

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215-922-1122 | Web

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Saturday, January 17th, 2015

New Volunteer Orientation

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. start time
Gift of Life Donor Pogram; 401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Come learn about the volunteer opportunities available at Gift of Life Donor Program! Volunteers are a critical part of Gift of Life and participate in a variety of activities, including tabling events, public speaking, office work, and various tasks at the Gift of Life Family House. The Speaker’s Training is open to volunteers with a personal connection to organ donation that are interested in sharing their story at events in the community.

Please RSVP to Kari Rowe at krowe@donors1.org or 215-557-8090, ext. 1132.

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

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Tuesday, January 20th, 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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Southern NJ Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
St Michael's Lutheran Church, 601 North Kings Highway (corner of Kings Highway and Chapel Ave) Cherry Hill, NJ 08034;

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Join this active coalition in raising donor designations through high school education presentations, coordinating National Donor Sabbath programs, hosting fundraisers for Family House, and participating in our DMV Initiative.

Serving the southern counties of New Jersey: Burlington, Camden, Gloucestar, Salem, and Cumberland.

More Information

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

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Monday, January 26th, 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, January 28th, 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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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Delaware Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Friday, January 30th, 2015 

Time & Place

7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Christiana Hospital, John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, 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, John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718

Registration is now closed for the Delaware session being held at Christiana Hospital on January 30th. For information about additional seats/late registration, please contact Andrea Reynolds at 215-557-8090, ext. 1229.

Pre-registration is required. Thank you!

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

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