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Monday, December 4th, 2017

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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Delaware Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. start time
Newark Library, 750 Library Ave, Newark, DE 19711

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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

Rashida Brooks | 215-557-8090 x1137 | Email | Web

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients

 

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, December 7th, 2017 

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

Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Registration is now closed/ this session is FULL.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Brunch with Brenda

 

Time & Place

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Dwendy Johnson | Email | Web

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Media Resources, Minority Outreach, Donor Registry

 

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Organ Donation: The Gift of Life

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg, PA

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More Information

Dwendy Johnson | Email

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Transplant Waiting List, Living Donor, Kidney Transplant, Media Resources, Professional Education

 

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Lehigh Valley Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

7 p.m.
SightLife, 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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Hearts of Gold Home Cook Heroes

 

Time & Place

4:30 - 7:00 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 event where the group will cook a meal for families staying at Gift of Life Family House.

For more information about Hearts of Gold, click here.

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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.

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Dwendy Johnson | 1-800-366-6771 x1506 | Email | Map

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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

A Christmas Carol

 

Time & Place

7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Since the earliest days of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s 40 year history, audiences have been delighted, charmed, and frightened by this timeless holiday classic, and they are thrilled to once again stage the ghostly trials and ultimate redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge.

A treat for the whole family, for those who join them every year, and those just starting the tradition. Long-time Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s patrons will be excited to see founding ensemble member Rand Whipple (kidney transplant donor) reprise his role as Scrooge almost 40 years later!

The Thursday evening December 14th performance will raise awareness about Organ Donation, with Rand Whipple sharing his kidney transplant journey, organ donation information, and the opportunity to register throughout the night.

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Dwendy Johnson | Email | Web

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Living Donor, Media Resources, Donor Registry

 

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Gift of Life works tirelessly to rewrite the stories for the more than 5,600 people in our region waiting for their second chance at life. The gift of organ and tissue donation truly can change someone's life and rewrite their story. How has the Gift of Life rewritten your story? Share with us.

 

Joe's Story

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Joe thought his days of playing soccer were over when he was diagnosed with heart disease and needed a life-saving heart transplant to survive. Now, at 18, he is back on the field and living up to his nickname "The Blur" all thanks to his hero, an organ donor.

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