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Celebrating Hospital Partnerships

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals joins Gift of Life Donor Program in encouraging individuals to register as organ and tissue donors. It only takes thirty seconds to give someone a second chance at life. Click on your home state below to be connected and sign up today.

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.

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.

Hudson: Waiting for the Gift of Life

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!

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.

Celebrating Hospital Partnerships

Celebrating Hospital Partnerships

Celebrating Hospital Partnerships

Celebrating Hospital Partnerships

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Busting Myths About Organ Donation

For years, myths and misconceptions have prevented people from signing up as donors. Read about some of the common myths and urban legends below.

Multicultural Outreach

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!

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.

Charles Grugan Left a Legacy of Selflessness through Organ Donation

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.

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.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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.

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.

Learn About Organ Donation

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.

 

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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