Giving Life a Second Chance
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David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund

The David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund provides educational scholarships for children of deceased organ and tissue donors.

After Organ and Tissue Donation

Every day in our region, families faced with the death of a loved one are able to look beyond their tragedies to save and improve with lives of others through organ and tissue donation. Making the decision to donate is a life-changing act for families. In this section, you will find information about the process and support offered to you and your family as you navigate this new reality.

Wrapped In Hugs

Gift of Life was inspired by the 2010 US Transplant Games, where all donor families present received a hand-knitted or crocheted wrap at the National Donor Recognition Ceremony. Gift of Life Donor Program would like to do the same at our local ceremonies, and we welcome volunteers to participate in creating wraps for a great cause.

Gift of Life Family House

Thousands of patients come to Philadelphia hospitals every year needing life-saving organ transplants. Many come from out of state or travel great distances. Family House will provide critically needed support programs and temporary lodging for organ transplant patients and their families.

Writing to Your Donor's Family

As a transplant recipient, you have the opportunity to write to the family of your donor through Gift of Life Donor Program. Many patients write to share information about their progress and their renewed lives, but all reach out to express their gratitude and to say "thank you."

How to Volunteer

Volunteers are the driving force behind Gift of Life Donor Program's community outreach and education efforts.

In the News

Every member of Team Philadelphia has a unique story to tell. And we welcome any opportunity we have to tell that story to local newspapers, television stations and radio programs.


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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