Not a day passes without Joe Mansaray wondering whose heart beats inside his chest.
Gift of Life Stories
Read these inspiring stories about how organ and tissue donation and transplantation touches and transforms lives.
By registering to be a donor, all of Jack’s good deeds and his selfless personality became his legacy.
Paired kidney exchange enables couple to give and receive the gift of life.
Arlinda Griffin received a kidney and pancreas transplant that saved her life. Today, her hero’s mother has become like family.
There are more than 2,100 children in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
Learn About Organ & Tissue Donation
Gift of Life coordinates the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant. The complex process involves collaborating with highly skilled medical professionals at many different levels.
The first step of the transplant journey is the national waiting list managed by The United Network for Organ Sharing. Currently, there are more than 115,000 people waiting for life-saving organs because there are not enough donor organs for everyone who needs them.
Thousands of lives are saved each year thanks to the unselfish generosity of living donation, which is an increasingly viable option for patients awaiting transplantation.
As a transplant recipient, you may want to write to the family of your donor to share information about your renewed life and to express your gratitude. Here is a resource to aid in finding the right words.
Gift of Life Donor Program is the largest organ procurement organization (OPO) in the United States, serving more than 11 million people across the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. We help and heal lives by coordinating the recovery and distribution of organs and tissues used in life-saving and life-enhancing transplants.