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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually September 15 through October 15, commemorates and celebrates the contributions made by Latin Americans across the United States.

Join Team Philly for the Transplant Games of America

Organ and Tissue Donation Resources for Hospitals

Gift of Life partners with hospitals to educate staff about best practices for the donation process and making them donation champions among their own peers.

College Outreach

Gift of Life also works with area colleges to educate students about organ and tissue donation. Any college class, organization, or club is welcome to contact us, to offer an educational presentation or host a speaker at one of their events.

Historical Timeline: Giving Life a Second Chance for 40 Years

Faith Perspectives

No major organized religion objects to organ and tissue donation. Most openly support donation and recognize the life-giving gesture as the ultimate act of charity and self sacrifice.

Multicultural Donation Stories

Organ donation and transplantation affects everyone-regardless of age, gender, nationality, or faith. There are over 68,100 multicultural patients awaiting a life saving transplant in the United States. Listen to how several multicultural donation supporters have been affect by donation-as recipients, living donors and donor families.

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

Awareness Through Facebook

Facebook has partnered with Donate Life America to save lives! In just a couple of easy steps, you can register as an organ, tissue and eye donor, update your Facebook page and share your decision with your family and friends. First, click here to register as an organ, tissue and eye donor on your state registry. Second, follow the steps below to update your Timeline and share your decision with all of your Facebook friends. Go to Timeline, click on ‘Life Event’, select ‘Health and Wellness,” choose ‘Organ Donor’. It’s that easy!

Spirit For Life School Summits

"Spirit for Life" Student Summits offer high school teachers and students a unique and exciting day of workshops designed to train students as ambassadors for organ and tissue donation.


The Organ Tissue Donation Awareness Project strives to include organ and tissue donation education in Pennylvania's classrooms to educate students.

Donation Conversation

It is important to make sure your organ and tissue donation wishes are known to your loved ones in case anything happens to you. Knowing what a person wants can assure loved ones that final wishes are honored. Take part in this important conversation with your family today.

Youth Education

Organ Donation and Religion

Gift of Life In the News

A variety of news stories about Gift of Life and the people who put a face on the important issue of organ and tissue donation.

National Donor Sabbath

National Donor Sabbath is held every year during November. We encourage you to begin thinking about how your House of Worship can get involved in raising awareness for organ and tissue donation this year. Find our resources below.

What is Living Donation

Although most organ donations take place after the donor has died, some organs and tissues can be donated from living donors. With the transplant waiting list increasing and the shortage of organs for transplant available, patients in dire need of a life saving procedure can be aided through living donation. Living donation allows more patients to be moved off of the waiting list, thus increasing the existing organ supply.

Resources For Living Donation

If you would like to have more information or to be tested as a potential kidney donor for someone you know, your first step is to contact the potential recipient's transplant center. You should ask to speak with the Kidney Transplant Coordinator, who can give you additional information about living donation, and help you get started.

Becoming A Living Donor

Not everyone is healthy enough to be eligible to become a living donor. Since the health and safety of our living donors becomes the top priority when performing a living donor transplant of any kind, acceptable candidates must be in top physical and emotional condition before going into the surgery.


Gift of Life Institute

Training for Donation Professionals

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Gift of Life Institute provides innovative training and consulting services to enhance the skills and practices of donation professionals worldwide.


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!


Join Team Philadelphia:

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Register to be a part of Team Philadelphia as we compete for the gold!


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:

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