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Kidney Transplants

103,818 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for kidney transplants. In the Gift of Life service region, 4,662 people are waiting on a life-saving kidney transplant.

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.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center

Hahnemann University Hospital

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Harrisburg Hospital - Pinnacle Health

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.

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.

Christiana Care Health System

Lehigh Valley Health System

Living Donation

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Multicultural Donation Statistics

Of the more than 116,743 patients on the national transplant list, there are 68,165 multicultural patients waiting for a life-saving transplant. That is 58% of the national waiting list. Gift of Life is committed to providing knowledge and resources to members of our region to make sure every member is informed about correct organ and tissue donation information. Learn more about organ donation, and how the multicultural community is affected by donation.

Multicultural Outreach

 

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!

 

Register for the 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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