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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Harrisburg Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111

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 Gift of Life's service area

Registration is now CLOSED/FULL for the April 2nd session in Harrisburg, PA. You can no longer registern to attend this program. Thank you!

More Information

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

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Professional Education

 

Loss of a Spouse or Significant Other Support Group

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program

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More Information

Carla Levins | 1-800-366-6771 x1104 | Email

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Donor Families, Donors, Family Services

 

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Capital Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Hershey office, 867 Fishburn Rd. in Hershey.

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Serving Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs

 

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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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Franklin & Marshall Blood Drive

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall College - 415 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Franklin & Marshall Blood Drive in Lancaster on Tuesday, April 7. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Wilkes University Blood Drive

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wilkes University - 84 W South St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Franklin & Marshall Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 7. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Media Resources, Volunteer Programs

 

Wednesday, April 8th, 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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Central PA Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 p.m. start time
ancaster General Hospital Health Campus, Main Building, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17603.

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Serving Lancaster and Lebanon Counties

More Information

Dwendy Johnson; Al Weibel | DJ: 1-800-DONORS-1 x1506; AW: 717-672-0455 | Email | Web

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Volunteer Programs

 

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

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs

 

Penn College Blood Drive

 

Time & Place

12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Penn College - 1 College Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Penn College Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 7. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

 

Shippensburg University Health Fair

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shippensburg University - 1871 Old Main Dr, Shippensburg, PA 17257

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Shippensburg University Health Fair on Wednesday, April 8. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

 

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Loss of a Spouse or Significant Other Support Group

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program

Image of March support group flyer

More Information

Carla Levins | 1-800-366-6771 x1104 | Email

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Donor Families, Donors, Family Services

 

Penn College Blood Drive

 

Time & Place

12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Penn College - 1 College Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Penn College Blood Drive on Thursday, April 9. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

 

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Community Evangelical Free Church

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
4501 Franklin St, Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have be presenting and will host an information table at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg on Sunday, April 12. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Health Fair

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall - 801 N 11th St, Allentown, PA 18102

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall in Allentown on Sunday, April 12. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Media Resources, Volunteer Programs

 

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Millersville Donor Awareness Week

Runs through Friday, April 17th, 2015 

Time & Place

Millersville University - 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA

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Gift of Life Donor Program will be present at Millersville University for Organ Donor Awareness Week on campus. Events will be going on throughout the week to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Youth Outreach, Classroom Resources, Media Resources

 

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Berks Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7:00 p.m. start time
Reading Hospital. Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, West Reading, PA 19611. The meeting will be in Room RGCC2

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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.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs

 

Luzerne Community College Presentation

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Luzerne Community College, Student Union Building #12

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have be presenting and will host an information table at Luzerne Community College on Tuesday, April 14. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Media Resources, Youth Outreach

 

Lock Haven University Blood Drive

 

Time & Place

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lock Haven University - 401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Lock Haven University Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 14. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Reading Area Community College Health Fair

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Reading Area Community College - 10 South 2nd Street, Reading, PA 19603

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Reading Area Community College Health Fair on Wednesday, April 15. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

 

Thursday, April 16th, 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.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs

 

Loss of a Spouse or Significant Other Support Group

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program

Image of March support group flyer

More Information

Carla Levins | 1-800-366-6771 x1104 | Email

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Donor Families, Donors, Family Services

 

Friday, April 17th, 2015

National Blue & Green Day

 

Time & Place

ALL DAY!

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Wear Blue and Green on Friday, April 17 and help raise awareness for organ and tissue donation! Send photos of your blue and green to @donors1 using #BlueGreenDay!

 

20th Annual Donor DASH Pre-Packet Pick Up

 

Time & Place

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gift of Life Family House

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Runners and walkers participating in the 20th Annual Donor DASH may pick up their bibs and t-shirts before the day of the DASH.

Questions? Contact Kelly Antczak (kantczak@donors1.org) or Lauren Dranoff (ldranoff@donors1.org)

More Information

Kelly Antzcak or Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Web | Map

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Dash

 

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Temple University Spring Step Show

 

Time & Place

7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Temple Performing Arts Center-Pollet Walk

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Gift of Life Donor Program, in partnership with Power 99, will take part in the annual Temple University Spring Step Show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will run from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Stop by the Gift of Life table and learn more about becoming a registered organ and tissue donor!

More Information

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

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Youth Outreach, Minority Outreach, Donor Registry

 

20th Annual Donor DASH Pre-Packet Pick Up

 

Time & Place

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gift of Life Family House

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Runners and walkers participating in the 20th Annual Donor DASH may pick up their bibs and t-shirts before the day of the DASH.

Questions? Contact Kelly Antczak (kantczak@donors1.org) or Lauren Dranoff (ldranoff@donors1.org)

More Information

Kelly Antzcak or Lauren Dranoff | 215-557-8090 | Email | Web | Map

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Dash

 

Fifth Annual Fashion For Life Fashion Show

 

Time & Place

11 a.m.
Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley

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Lehigh Valley Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation will be hosting the fifth annual Fashion For Life show on Saturday, April 18. More info here.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

20th Annual Donor Dash

 

Time & Place

7:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Eakins Oval)

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More Information

Kelly Antczak | 215-557-8090 | Email | Web

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Dash

 

Tuesday, April 21st, 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

 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 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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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Loss of a Spouse or Significant Other Support Group

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program

Image of March support group flyer

More Information

Carla Levins | 1-800-366-6771 x1104 | Email

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Donor Families, Donors, Family Services

 

24th Annual Health and Sciences Symposium

Runs through Friday, April 24th, 2015 

Time & Place

Bloomsburg University - 400 East 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, PA

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have be presenting and will host an information table at the 24th Annual Health and Sciences Symposium at Bloomsburg University on Thursday, April 23 and 24. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Media Resources

 

Community Building Conference (Luzerne & Wyoming Counties)

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Best Western Genetti Hotel, Wilkes Barre

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Community Building Conference for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties on Thursday, April 23. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Media Resources

 

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Penn Relays

 

Time & Place

All daye event
Franklin Field, University of Pennsylvania

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Gift of Life Donor Program, in partnership with Power 99, will host an information and registry table at the famous Penn Relays. Stop by the Gift of Life table during the Penn Relays to learn more about organ and tissue donation and register as a donor.

More Information

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

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Donor Registry, Minority Outreach, Youth Outreach

 

Melissa Edwards Memorial 5K Run/Walk

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wormesldorf, PA

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Melissa Edwards Memorial 5K on Saturday, April 25. Register today and stop by our tent to learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Media Resources

 

Monday, April 27th, 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

 

Millersville University Blood Drive

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Millersville University - 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA

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Gift of Life Donor Program will have an information table at the Millersville University Blood Drive on Monday, April 27. Stop by and learn more about organ and tissue donation.

More Information

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

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Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Hearts of Gold Delaware

 

Time & Place

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bear Library, 101 Governor's Place, Bear, DE 19701 (Room 3)

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More Information

Jacqui Kates | 1-800-366-6771 x1127 | Email

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Donor Families, Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, April 30th, 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 for this program is now FULL/CLOSED.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Map

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Professional Education

 

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