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Saturday, April 1st, 2017

3rd Annual WDAS FM Women’s Of Excellence Luncheon

 

Time & Place

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Sheraton Philadelphia, 17th & Race

Stop by the Gift of Life table at the 3rd Annual WDAS FM Women’s Of Excellence Luncheon. Learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation and register to save lives!

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

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Donor Registry, Organ Donors, Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs

 

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

22nd Annual Donor Dash

 

Time & Place

Registration opens: 6 a.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The Donor Dash consists of a 10K run, 5K run, and 3K walk at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to raise awareness and funds for organ and tissue donation in our region.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Currently in the United States, there are more than 119,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Unfortunately, 22 people die each day because an organ did not become available in time.

We are looking to community partners like you to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by organ and tissue donation. There are more than 5,600 people - that’s friends, family, neighbors and colleagues - in our region who are waiting for a second chance at life.

The goal of the Dash is to bring awareness to this critical need to register more organ and tissue donors. All proceeds from the Dash benefit public education programs designed to increase the number of people who register as organ and tissue donors, as well as Gift of Life Family House.

Organ donation and transplantation work. The Dash celebrates the life-saving power of donation and honors all of the donors who make it possible. By supporting Gift of Life and the Donor Dash, you will help raise awareness about the critical need to increase the number of those registered as organ and tissue donors.

More Information

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

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Dash, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor, Media Resources

 

Monday, April 3rd, 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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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

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

 

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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 April Hearts of Gold meeting will be focused on the "Second Year of Grief and Beyond."

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

 

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Lehigh Valley Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation 2017 Poster-Essay Contest Awards

 

Time & Place

5:30 p.m.
Banana Factory 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA

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The Coalition develops and conducts outreach programs in the Lehigh Valley region to increase public knowledge about organ and tissue donation. High school students from the region submit works to this contest every year in order to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. This year's winners will be recognized on April 6.

Contact Susan Koomar at skoomar@donors1.org or 267-421-7958 for more information.

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

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Youth Outreach, Volunteer Programs, Donor Registry

 

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Donors Are Heroes THE Party

 

Time & Place

8 - 11 p.m.
Hyatt at the Bellevue

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Organ Donors Are Heroes, founded in 2001, is a committed group of volunteers supporting the Gift of Life Donor Program and its charitable supporting organization, Transplant Foundation.Its mission is to raise public awareness about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor and to dispel the myths surrounding this process. Funds from this event go directly towards attaining our mission.

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Donor Registry, Media Resources, Volunteer Programs

 

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Rally 4 Wellness Health Fair

 

Time & Place

10:00am-1:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm
Drexel University Community Wellness Hub, 3509 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Stop by the Gift of Life table at the Rally 4 Wellness Health Fair for the opening day of the Drexel University Community Wellness Hub. Learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation and register to save lives!

More Information

Rashida Brooks | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Organ Donors, Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs

 

Tuesday, April 11th, 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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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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.

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Multicultural Affairs Committee Meeting

 

Time & Place

NO MEETING IN APRIL!
Gift of Life Donor Program - 401 N 3rd St, Phila, PA, 19123

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The Multicultural Affairs Committee Meeting WILL NOT be meeting this month!

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

 

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Hearts of Gold Delaware

 

Time & Place

6:00-8:00 pm
Bear Library; 101 Governor’s Place, Bear, DE 19701

Hearts of Gold Delaware Invites You To An Evening of Creative Self-Expression. Together we will use collage to illustrate and explore our grief experiences.

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More Information

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

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Donor Families, Organ Donors

 

Donate Life Day at Penn State University-Hazleton Campus

 

Time & Place

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Upper Butler Learning Resource Center 76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA

“Threads of Love” memorial quilts display

Meet local transplant recipients and donor family members

Sponsored by Gift of Life Donor Program and Northeast PA Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation

Contact Susan Koomar at skoomar@donors1.org or 267-421-7958 for more information.

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

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Youth Outreach, Donor Registry, Volunteer Programs, Media Resources

 

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, April 20th, 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 for this session is now closed.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Northeast Pa. Coalition Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 p.m.
Brennan Hall, University of Scranton

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Coalition activities include health fairs, presentations at schools, churches/houses of worship, senior centers and for community groups, and participation in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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, Living Donor, Recipients

 

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Diversity Celebration

 

Time & Place

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Hilton Philadelphia " City Avenue

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Gift of Life will host an information table as a guest of this year's Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Diversity Celebration. Learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation and register to save lives!

More Information

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

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Donor Registry, Organ Donors, Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs

 

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Temple Health Fest

 

Time & Place

10:00am-2:00pm
Temple University Hospital - Ontario Lobby, 3401 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Stop by the Gift of Life table at the Temple Health Fest on April 22 to learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation and register to save lives!

More Information

Rashida Brooks | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Organ Donors, Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs

 

Mount Zion Baptist Church Healthy Living Expo

 

Time & Place

8:30am-12:00pm
1411 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Stop by the Gift of Life table at the Mount Zion Baptist Church Healthy Living Expo to learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation and register to save lives!

More Information

Rashida Brooks | 215-557-8090 | Email | Map

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Donor Registry, Organ Donors, Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs

 

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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

 

It’s About Life Event: Movie Screening of Donate Life’s “The Wish”

 

Time & Place

11 am " 2pm
River Park House " Hospitality Room, 3600 Conshocken Avenue, Philadelphia

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Gift of Life and Donors Are Heroes sponsored event that will engage a 50 and older group. All welcome.

For more about the It's About Life Grant Program, click here.

More Information

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

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Minority Outreach, Donor Registry

 

DeSales University Donor Registration Drive

Runs through Friday, April 28th, 2017 

Time & Place

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily
University Center 2755 Station Avenue Center Valley, PA

Contact Susan Koomar at skoomar@donors1.org or 267-421-7958 for more information.

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Youth Outreach, Donor Registry

 

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The Loss of a Spouse or Significant Other Grief Workshop

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

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More Information

Carla Levins | 1-800-366-6771, ext. 1104 | Email | Map

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Donor Families, Organ Donors, Tissue Donation

 

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Donate Life Weekend

Runs through Sunday, April 30th, 2017 

Time & Place

5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, PA

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Special presentation, quilt display and info table at all services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday

Contact Susan Koomar at skoomar@donors1.org or 267-421-7958 for more information.

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

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Clergy Resources, Donor Registry, Volunteer Programs

 

iconRegister 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!

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Giving Life a Second Chance

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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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Share Your Story

Inspire. Advocate. Share your story...

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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.

Click here to read Joe's story.

 
 
 
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