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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, November 2nd, 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 THE NOVEMBER 2 SESSION IS NOW FULL/CLOSED. To be placed on the waiting list for this program, please call Hospital Services, Administrative Assistant at (215) 557-8090, ext 1212. Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Monday, November 6th, 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, November 8th, 2017

Lewisburg Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 

Time & Place

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, 7701 West Branch Highway, Lewisburg, PA

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 Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, 7701 West Branch Highway, Lewisburg, PA

Pre-registration is required. Online registration is now closed. Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Web

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Professional Education

 

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 Meeting

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Gift of Life Donor Program - 401 N 3rd St, Phila, PA 19123

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The November Hearts of Gold meeting will be focused on planning activities for the 2018 Calendar.

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

 

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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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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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Monday, November 27th, 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

 

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End of Year PR

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Record Year for Gift of Life!

Gift of Life broke two national records for organ donation in 2017. We are so thankful to all donors and donor families who have selflessly given the "gift of life." Read our full statement here.

 

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.

 

Donor Dash

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Donor Dash – April 15!

SAVE THE DATE! The 23rd Annual Donor Dash will be SUNDAY, APRIL 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Registration is now open.

The 2018 Donor Dash will feature 10K and 5K runs, a 3K walk, and a Kids Fun Run. This special event attracts people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

Register today: donordash.org

 
 
 
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