Giving Life a Second Chance
Through Organ & Tissue Donation

Living Donation

Living Donation

Living donation occurs when a living individual decides to donate an organ or part of an organ to someone in need of a transplant. Often, the living donor is a blood relative. However, anyone can be tested to be a living donor.

What Is Living Donation

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Living donation offers an alternative for individuals awaiting transplantation from a deceased donor and increases the existing organ supply. Learn more about about the living donation process.

 

How To Become A Living Donor

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Living donation is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. Find out the requirements to become a living donor.

 

Living Kidney Donation

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Kidney transplants are the most frequent type of living donation. Learn how living kidney donation works.

 

Resources For Living Donation

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Learn more about living donation and how to go about starting the process of inquiring information.

 

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.

 

Organ Transplant Resource Map

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Learn about the hospitals in the region where organ transplants are performed or locate a transplant support or volunteer group near you.

 

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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