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Monday, July 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

 

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

David's Parrot Party -- No Shower Happy Hour

 

Time & Place

5 - 9 p.m.
Echo's North Wildwood - 100 W Walnut Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260

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More Information

Patricia Nelson | Email | Map

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Donor Families, Donor Registry, Family House

 

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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 July 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.

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.

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

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Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Philadelphia Donation Champion Learning Session

Runs through Thursday, July 13th, 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 for this session.

Thank you!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | Email | Map

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Professional Education

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Camp Jeremy

Runs through Friday, July 21st, 2017 

Time & Place

Week-long Day Camp
Mermaid Country Day Camp, 1002 Jolly Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Camp Jeremy is a week-long day camp in Blue Bell, PA, that offers children who have undergone a life-saving organ transplant and their siblings an opportunity to make friends with kids just like them. The 13th Annual Camp Jeremy took place July 17th-21st, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Camp Jeremy 2016


More Information

Karen Keener | 215-557-8090 x1128 | Email | Web | Map

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Recipients, Heart Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant, Lung Transplant

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Multicultural Affairs Committee Meeting

 

Time & Place

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

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**NO MEETING THIS MONTH!**

For more information about the Multicultural Affairs Committee, click here.

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

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Minority Outreach, Volunteer Programs, Donor Families, Recipients, Living Donor

 

Monday, July 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

 

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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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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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