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Organ Donation and Religion

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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."

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.

Heart Transplants

Currently, there are 3,975 people awaiting heart transplants in the U.S. 116 people in our region are on the waiting list for a life-saving heart transplant.

Youth Education

Learn About Organ Donation

Gift of Life Donor Program Celebrates Black History Month

Currently, there are more than 115,000 men, women and children in the United States in need of a lifesaving or healing transplant, 30 percent of whom are of African American heritage. The chances for a successful transplant increase significantly when people of the same ethnicity are matched, so it is imperative that we continue to register more donors of all ethnic backgrounds.

Celebrate National Donate Life Month with Gift of Life

National Donate Life Month, observed annually during the month of April, commemorates and celebrates the countless lives affected by transplant and donation across the United States. You can take the first step in celebrating by registering as an organ and tissue donor by clicking here!

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.

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.

Liver Transplants

Currently, 14,35` people in the U.S. await life-saving liver transplants. In our region alone, 464 people are on the waiting list for a liver transplant.

The Gift of Life: Organs & Tissues for Transplant

One person can save or enhance the lives of up to 75 other people through organ and tissue donation. Learn what can be donated to help save a life or give a better quality of life to those in need.

Understanding the Organ Transplant Waiting List

More than 5,400 people in the region served by Gift of Life Donor Program await life-saving organ transplants. All patients are included on a single national list. However, all will rely on the efforts of Gift of Life Donor Program and most will benefit from local donors for a second chance at life and renewed health.

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.

OTDA

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

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.

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.

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!

 

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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