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Monday, August 1st, 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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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

National Night Out

 

Time & Place

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dunmore High School, 300 West Warren Street, Scranton, PA

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Members of Gift of Life’s Northeast PA Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation will participate in a parade and free community festival hosted by the Dunmore Police Department.

More Information

Susan Koomar | 1-800-DONORS-1 | Email | Map

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Media Resources, Donor Registry, Recipients, Volunteer Programs

 

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

National Night Out

 

Time & Place

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lions Club Pavilion, Clark Street, Plains Township, PA

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Members of Gift of Life’s Northeast PA Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation will participate in a parade and free community festival hosted by the Dunmore Police Department.

More Information

Susan Koomar | 1-800-DONORS-1 | Email | Map

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Media Resources, Donor Registry, Recipients, Volunteer Programs

 

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Senior Expo

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tunkhannock Area High School, Tunkhannock, PA

Members of Gift of Life’s Northeast PA Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation will participate in this free senior health expo hosted by state Rep. Karen Boback.

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More Information

Susan Koomar | 1-800-DONORS-1 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Media Resources, Volunteer Programs

 

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

3rd Annual Delaware Donor Dash

 

Time & Place

Registration opens- 7:30 am, 5K run start- 8:30 am, 3K walk start - 8:45 am
The Waterfront in Wilmington, DE: 815 Justison St # D, Wilmington, DE 19801

More Information

Kelly Antzcak | 1-800-DONORS-1 | Email | Web | Map

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Dash, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor, Donor Registry

 

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Wednesday, August 10th, 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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Join us in August for our Anuual Ice Cream Social & Memory Box Workshop.

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

 

Healthy Habits & Wellness Event

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miseracordia University, Insalaco Hall, Dallas, PA

Members of Gift of Life’s Northeast PA Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation will participate in this new wellness event hosted by state Rep. Karen Boback. The event is free and open to the public.

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More Information

Susan Koomar | 1-800-DONORS-1 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Donor Quilt, Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Pocono Services for Families and Children Health Fair

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pocono Services for Families and Children/Monroe County Head Start, 212 West Fourth Street, East Stroudsburg, PA

Gift of Life will host a table promoting organ and tissue donation at this free community event in the Poconos.

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More Information

Susan Koomar | 1-800-DONORS-1 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Media Resources

 

Monday, August 15th, 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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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Tuesday, August 16th, 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.

More Information

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

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

 

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

"Eight Parts of Life" Stage Play

 

Time & Place

3:00 p.m.
Church of Christian Compassion - 6121 Cedar Ave., Phila., PA 19143

An Organ Donation Awareness Stage Play and Donor Drive Event

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More Information

Ray Quick | 304-616-8307 | Web | Map

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Clergy Resources, Minority Outreach, Youth Outreach, Donor Registry

 

Monday, August 22nd, 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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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, August 25th, 2016 

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 the August 25 session is now CLOSED.

Thank you!

More Information

Jennifer Geathers | Email | Map

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Professional Education

 

National Minority Donor Awareness Week

Minorities make up 58% of the National Transplant Waiting List. Learn more about how you can save a life.

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Lukeman Harvey, currently on the waiting list for a life-saving kidney transplant.

 

Delaware Donor Dash!

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Save the date for the 3rd Annual Delaware Donor Dash! Saturday, August 6 in Wilmington, DE!

Register now!

 

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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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