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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, December 1st, 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

CLICK HEREto register for the December 1st Donation Champion Learning Session being held in Philadelphia. Pre-registration is required for all sessions.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Volunteer Orientation & Speaker Training (Philadelphia)

 

Time & Place

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

New Volunteer Orientation & Speakers Training is open to all new Gift of Life volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Gift of Life, please fill out our Volunteer Application here: http://www.donors1.org/volunteer/volapp/

More Information

Rashida Brooks | 1-800-DONORS-1 x1137 | Email | Web

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Monday, December 5th, 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

 

Tuesday, December 13th, 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

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Wednesday, December 14th, 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 December Hearts of Gold meeting will be a "Home Cook Heroes" volunteer event where our group prepares 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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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

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

 

Monday, December 19th, 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, December 20th, 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

 

Monday, December 26th, 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

 

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Hearts of Gold Delaware: Memory Box & Frame Workshop

 

Time & Place

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bear Library-101 Governor’s Place Bear, DE 19701

Enjoy an evening of reminiscing and socializing with other donor families as we create special memory boxes and picture frames to remember our loved ones.

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More Information

Jacqui Kates | 215-557-8090 x1127 | Email | Map

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Donor Families

 

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