Tuesday, February 14th 2017
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Berks/Schuylkill County Coalition Meeting
Time & Place
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reading Hospital 5th Ave. Entrance , Conference Room #14
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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National Donor Day
Time & Place
February 14th is National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Today, nearly 119,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need tissue donation.
Valentine’s Day – and every day for that matter – is the perfect day to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor! Just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation. Register today!
Register to Be a Donor
It’s easy to add the donor designation to your driver's license or state I.D. card. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Sign up today!
Giving Life a Second Chance
Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has helped hundreds of thousands of patients through organ and tissue donation.
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 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.