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View the latest coverage on Gift of Life Donor Program and our outreach efforts to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. Media inquires welcome.

Gift of Life welcomes media inquiries to help us educate the public about organ, eye and tissue donation and to encourage people to register to be donors.

We are available 24/7 to answer media questions.

Please contact us for expert comment and thought-leadership perspectives on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. We can also connect you to people in your community who can share inspiring real-life stories about organ and tissue donation. This includes transplant recipients, donor family members, people on the transplant wait list, living donors and others.

Media Contacts:

Karen Muldoon Geus

Desk: 215-557-8090

Cell: 610-864-1840


Kendall Bunch

Desk: 215-557-8090

Cell: 267-643-5774


Gift of Life Information:
  • Gift of Life VideoAn introduction video to Gift of Life Donor Program.
  • OverviewGift of Life Donor Program is the nation’s leading organ procurement organization coordinating more organ and tissue donors than anywhere else in the United States.
  • Fact SheetAn up-to-date guide to Gift of Life and organ and tissue donation.
  • 50-Year Legacy of Saving LivesA press release on Gift of Life’s impact since 1974, including in 2023
  • Our Impact 2023A PDF version of Gift of Life’s 2023 End of Year results.
  • LeadershipMeet the team of skilled leaders has allowed Gift of Life Donor Program to coordinate more organ donors than anywhere else in the world.
Gift of Life News:
  • Press ReleasesView the latest press releases issued to the media detailing events and new information about Gift of Life.
  • The Gift of Life: Listen, Watch and Learn!Gift of Life Donor Program works with our multimedia partners to share the extraordinary power of organ and tissue donation through personal stories that inspire more people to sign up as donors.
  • Media CoverageThe most powerful way to communicate the power of organ and tissue donation is through the stories of those forever changed by it. Take a look at Gift of Life In the News here.
  • NewslettersStay in the loop with Gift of Life by signing up for our eNews or print newsletter.
Gift of Life Programs:
  • Donor DashEach April, Gift of Life hosts the Donor Dash in celebration of the life-saving power of organ and tissue donation and to honor the donors who make it possible. Learn more about the Donor Dash here.
  • Team Philly: Transplant Games of AmericaTeam Philly is a group of transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, and supporters who attend and compete at the bi-annual Donate Life Transplant Games. Learn more about Team Philly here.
  • Camp JeremyA week-long summer day camp that brings together children who have undergone a life-saving transplant, and their siblings, for a week of fun and friendship.
  • Community OutreachGift of Life works with a number of community groups to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation throughout the region. Learn more about our Community Outreach programs here.
Organ Donation and Registration:
  • 10 Reasons to Say Yes to Organ DonationOrgan donors save lives. Learn of 10 reasons to say yes and how that decision saved lives here.
  • 10 Reasons to Say Yes to Organ Donation (Spanish Translation)Organ donors save lives. Learn of 10 reasons to say yes and how that decision saved lives here.
  • StatisticsHow many people are waiting for a transplant? Who receives organs and what organs are most needed? This section introduces you to the data and connects you to more detailed statistics on the waiting list, transplantation, organ donation, and registration.
  • Organ Donation and Transplantation: How it WorksGift of Life coordinates the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant. The complex organ and tissue donation and transplant process involves collaborating with highly skilled medical professionals at many different levels. Learn more about the process here.
  • Donation Process – Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ, at the time of the donor’s death, for the purpose of transplantation to another person. This infographic produced by Donate Life America explains the process.
  • Myths and Misconceptions Sometimes, myths and misperceptions about organ, eye, and tissue donation can prevent someone from signing up. You can help bust the myths about organ donation—and help save lives—by learning and sharing these facts.
Videos and Stories
  • One Family, Many Gifts: The Gift of Life Goes OnRafiah received his life-saving transplant as a toddler and lives a healthy life today. When Rafiah’s mother passed away, she became a donor hero who transformed the lives of strangers through precious gifts of corneas and tissue.
  • Religion and Organ DonationHear from transplant recipients and donor families about how faith guided them through their donation/transplant journey.
  • “It Took a Simple Yes to Save Their Lives”: Markita’s StoryWhen Markita said yes to organ donation, she found comfort knowing that her son Marquis would give others a second chance at life.
  • Two Families, Two Faiths: Joined by Ryan’s Life-Saving Legacy: Carol and Kareem’s StoryAfter tragedy brought them together, Carol and Kareem realized they shared a special bond through their faith and the life-saving legacy of organ donation.
  • Sprinting Ahead After Transplant: Onyi’s StoryOnyi Kenine received a life-saving liver transplant as an infant and it has never held her back from living a normal, healthy life. Her donor is always in her mind as she lives the best life she can.
  • Life After Loss: Anthony’s StoryDonor Mom, Melanie Penna, shares the story of her son Anthony, who in his passing gave the gift of life to others. His legacy lives on in the hearts of those who loved him and now even those who never knew him.
  • The Transformative Power of Tissue Donation: Carrie’s StoryAfter being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Carrie received the gift of donated tendon grafts in her shoulders that allowed her to live a normal life.
  • The Heart of a Champion: Derek’s StoryDerek Fitzgerald is the first cancer survivor and heart transplant recipient to complete a full Ironman competition. He gives all praise to the hero organ donor who saved his life.
  • Gift of Life Donor DashGift of Life celebrated the Gift of Life 26th Annual Donor Dash in-person with the thousands of advocates, donor families, recipients, living donors, volunteers, sponsors, community and hospital partners who made it all possible!
  • Team Philadelphia at Transplant GamesTeam Philadelphia is a group of transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, and supporters who attend and compete at the bi-annual Donate Life Transplant Games.
  • StoriesThe gift of organ and tissue donation can change someone’s life and rewrite their story. Here, donor families, transplant recipients and others share inspiring stories about how donation and transplant transforms lives.