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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

National Minority Donor Awareness Week

Runs through Friday, August 7th, 2015 

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The week of August 1-7 is federally designated as "National Minority Donor Awareness Week" in an effort to bring to light the dire need for more organ donors in minority communities.

African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans comprise 54 percent of those currently waiting for life-saving transplants in the United States. As that number continues to grow, Gift of Life encourages those in our region’s communities to take action and register to help save lives.

 

National Minority Donor Awareness Day!

 

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African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans comprise 54 percent of those currently waiting for life-saving transplants in the United States. As that number continues to grow, Gift of Life encourages those in our region’s communities to take action and register to help save lives.

Each year on August 1, Gift of Life celebrates “National Minority Donor Awareness Day” (NMDAD) by encouraging the African American, Asian and Hispanic communities to discuss donation wishes with their families, friends and congregation members--and most importantly, to register as a donors.

Find out more about multicultural communities and organ donation on our website here.

 

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

2015 FREE Gospel Program

 

Time & Place

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ

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More Information

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

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Minority Outreach, Donor Registry

 

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Minority Donor Awareness Program

 

Time & Place

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Activity Center; 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle, DE

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More Information

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

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Minority Outreach, Donor Registry, Professional Education

 

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Tabling Event at Dover DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dover DMV: 303 Transportation Cir Dover, DE 19901

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the Dover DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

More Information

Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Friday, August 7th, 2015

13th Annual Give Back Community Festival Weekend

Runs through Saturday, August 8th, 2015 

Time & Place

Nicetown Park; 4300 Block Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

The festival will include performances from spoken word to hip-hop artists, Fraternity step groups to jazz bands, stand-up comedians, dancers, and much, much more. Find out more about this awesome event here.

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More Information

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

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Donor Registry, Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs, Youth Outreach

 

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Ryan Lee Mohn 12th Annual Walk - Run - Ride

 

Time & Place

9:00 a.m.
War Veterans Memorial Field, Steelton, PA

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More Information

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

Find Related Info:

Donor Registry, Donors, Donor Families

 

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Hearts of Gold Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program; 401 N 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Annual Ice Cream Social & Memory Box Workshop

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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Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Tabling Event at Georgetown DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Georgetown DMV: 23737 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the Georgetown DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

More Information

Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

Find Related Info:

Donor Registry, Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Information Table at Pocono Services for Families and Children Health Fair

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pocono Services for Families and Children; East Stroudsburg, PA

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More Information

Susan Koomar | 267-421-7958 | Email

 

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Information Table - Nanticoke Farmer's Market

 

Time & Place

2 - 5 p.m.

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More Information

Susan Koomar | 267-421-7958 | Email

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Donor Registry

 

Tuesday, August 18th, 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.

More Information

Leslie Jean-Mary | 215-557-8090 x1172 | Email | Web

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Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Tabling Event at Wilmington DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wilmington DMV: 2230 Hessler Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the Wilmington DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

More Information

Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

Find Related Info:

Donor Registry, Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Delaware Donor Dash

 

Time & Place

8:30 a.m.
Dravo Plaza, Wilmington DE

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More Information

Kelly Antczak | 215-557-8090 | Email

Find Related Info:

Dash, Donor Families, Recipients, Professional Education

 

Monday, August 24th, 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.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs

 

Wednesday, August 26th, 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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Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, August 27th, 2015 

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 Full/Closed for the August 27th Session! You can no longer register to attend this program.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Map

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Professional Education

 

Tabling Event at DE City DMV

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
DE City DMV: 2101 Mid County Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720

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A representative from Gift of Life Donor Program will be available at the DE City DMV location to promote organ donor awareness and answer questions for anyone who may be interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor. Please stop by and see us if you are in the area!

More Information

Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

Find Related Info:

Donor Registry, Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Homebrew Battle Benefitting Gift of Life

 

Time & Place

2 pm - 5 pm

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2015 Gospel Program

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Join us for the 2015 FREE Gospel Program on Sunday, August 2nd at the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ.

 

Delaware Donor Dash!

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Save the date for the 2nd Annual Delaware Donor Dash! Saturday, August 22 in Wilmington, DE!

 
 
 
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