Giving Life a Second Chance
Through Organ & Tissue Donation

How Does the Donor Program Work?

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Gift of Life Donor Program works with hospitals and families throughout the region to help make transplants possible for thousands of patients.

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High School Education

Gift of Life Donor Program encourages high school teachers to become involved in sharing information on organ and tissue donation with their students. Here are some great suggestions for engaging students and providing them with the information necessary to make an informed decision about donation

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Gift of Life Donor Program encourages high school teachers to become involved in sharing information on organ and tissue donation with their students. Here are some great suggestions for engaging students and providing them with the information necessary to make an informed decision about donation:

  • Invite guest speakers to visit your class to present educational information and share their personal stories of organ and tissue donation. Gift of Life can provide speakers free of charge.

  • Incorporate organ donation in your classroom curriculum using one of the curriculum guides.

    Download the New Jersey guide here:

    Download New Jersey High School Heroes Classroom Guide

    New Jersey High School Heroes Classroom Guide - 6.6MB
    The classroom guide for use in New Jersey classrooms.

    Download the Pennsylvania guide here:

    Download Pennsylvania Classroom Toolkit

    Pennsylvania Classroom Toolkit - 7.3MB
    Pennsylvania Classroom Toolkit for Teachers.

  • Order educational materials for your classroom or organization. Ask about our educational materials and slide shows.

  • Use the educational modules offered through the Pennsylvania Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Project.
  • Recognize April as National Donate Life Month- an excellent time to raise awareness through holding assemblies, distributing flyers, and having events.

  • Encourage students needing volunteer hours to contact Gift of Life and offer to spend time working at Gift of Life or the Family House.

  • Attend our "Spirit for Life" Student Summits, a fun, educational one-day program where students visit Gift of Life and learn about organ and tissue donation. (For Philadelphia high schools only.)

  • Apply to our A Donors Are Heroes Grant Program that serves Philadelphia high schools.
  • Include information about organ and tissue donation at school health fairs. Gift of Life can provide materials to distribute during these events.
  • To schedule a program at your school, or to discuss incorporating any of these programs, please contact the Community Relations department at Gift of Life by calling 800-DONORS-1 or via e-mail.

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Delay = Death - Pass HB 30!

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Pennsylvania elected officials have a deadly pattern. Since 2014, they’ve blocked 28 people from becoming organ donors – after those people or their families made clear they wanted to give the gift of life. Help us pass House Bill 30!

 

The Interactive Body

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Explore the Interactive Body to learn about organs and tissues needed for others awaiting transplants.

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National Donor Sabbath

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National Donor Sabbath, observed annually in November, seeks to educate faith-based communities about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. Order free materials to celebrate National Donor Sabbath, taking place Nov. 11-13!

 

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