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The increased risk in our area associated with coronavirus has greatly impacted our day-to-day lives. Our concern is first and foremost for the health and well-being of our community, volunteers, transplant recipients and donor families. If you are scheduled to volunteer or participate in any Gift of Life Donor Program events, please note that at this time we are suspending all in-person events and programs until further notice, with many programs taking place virtually as noted on our calendar. Please contact volunteers@donors1.org with any questions.

We understand and firmly support the need for heightened sensitivity and precautions related to infectious diseases. We join everyone in hoping that COVID-19 will soon be contained, and in wanting to do everything we can to support this. Our thoughts are with everyone who is facing or concerned about illness.

We encourage all to follow precautions and updates from these and other agencies:

Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health
Pennsylvania Dept. of Health
New Jersey Dept. of Health
Delaware Health Dept.


Browse our Calendar by date or filter by event type to view upcoming local and regional events related to organ and tissue donation.

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You can also find out about Gift of Life events by following us on social media and signing up for email announcements.

To submit an event, please contact our Website Coordinator, and include your event details.

Jul
16
Thu
*VIRTUAL* New Ambassador Training: Part 1 of 2 @ Zoom
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

*Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, this training will be held virtually. For more information, please contact Colleen Duran at cduran@donors1.org.*

Required training for any new volunteer – also available to any current volunteer! This is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers, get the latest information about organ and tissue donation, refresh your materials stash, and learn about upcoming and ongoing volunteer events. Discover the art of sharing your personal story and encouraging others to register as an organ donor.

Jul
17
Fri
*POSTPONED* Donate Life Transplant Games of America
Jul 17 – Jul 22 all-day

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, The Summer 2020 Transplant Games have been postponed. The new dates for the Donate Life Transplant Games in the New Jersey Meadowlands are July 16- July 21, 2021. 

Gathering in the summer of 2020, thousands of individuals touched by organ, tissue and corneal donation will experience the sights and sounds of The Meadowlands for the Donate Life Transplant Games.

The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Life Foundation for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to living donors, organ transplant recipients, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients. More than an athletic event, the Donate Life Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients.

Jul
21
Tue
*VIRTUAL* New Ambassador Training: Part 2 of 2 @ Zoom
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

*Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, this training will be held virtually. For more information, please contact Colleen Duran at cduran@donors1.org.*

Required training for any new volunteer – also available to any current volunteer! This is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers, get the latest information about organ and tissue donation, refresh your materials stash, and learn about upcoming and ongoing volunteer events. Discover the art of sharing your personal story and encouraging others to register as an organ donor.

Central PA Transplant Support Group @ Giant Food Store (2nd floor)
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at The Giant Food Store of Camp Hill (2nd floor) for our Central PA Transplant Support Group on the third Tuesday of every other month. This group will be facilitated by a licensed social worker through the Gift of Life Caregiver Program. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Talia Giordano at 267-421-6975 or tgiordano@donors1.org.

 

Jul
27
Mon
*VIRTUAL* York Area Transplant Support Group & South Central Ambassadors Meeting
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually. For more information, please contact Dwendy Johnson at djohnson@donors1.org.*

Each year we have hundreds of volunteer opportunities in a variety of capacities. Help us educate and inspire the people in in these counties below about organ, eye and tissue donation.

Ambassadors from any region can attend any meeting. Ambassadors can share their stories, while representing Gift of Life Donor Program.

Serving: York and Adams Counties

Aug
4
Tue
*VIRTUAL* Area-Wide Ambassadors Meeting- Any and All Ambassadors and Volunteers Welcome @ Zoom
Aug 4 all-day

*Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, this Area Wide Ambassadors Meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. Time-TBD*

Each year we have hundreds of volunteer opportunities in a variety of capacities. Help us educate and inspire the people in in these counties below about organ, eye and tissue donation.

Aug
12
Wed
Hearts of Gold: Memory Box Workshop and Ice Cream Social @ Gift of Life Donor Program
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hearts of Gold is a group for donor families to come together to learn, share, give and receive support.

RSVPs should go to Leslie Coleman at lcoleman@donors1.org

Aug
15
Sat
Delta Sigma Theta – Chester Alumnae Chapter – It’s About Life Event Pt. 2 @ Chester Charter Scholars Academy
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am

Join Gift of Life Donor Program as we collaborate with Delta Sigma Theta – Chester Alumnae Chapter to present information about organ and tissue donation.

Aug
17
Mon
Camp Jeremy @ Shelly Risdge Girl Scout Camp
Aug 17 – Aug 21 all-day

Camp Jeremy is a 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. Learn more here!

Aug
20
Thu
Gift of Life Donation Champion Learning Session is going VIRTUAL @ Gift of Life Donor Program
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to meeting your educational needs.  In keeping with the social distancing requirements, we’ve made a decision to hold our August 20th Donation Champion Learning Session via Zoom Webinar.

Gift of Life Donor Program has developed a one-day learning session to train and equip healthcare providers who are interested in improving their hospital’s organ donation systems. This one-day workshop is a fast-paced and highly interactive session. Participants are asked to assess their unit’s/hospital’s current donation processes and are charged with “Leaving in Action” so that a collaborative and coordinated effort is in place for offering families the opportunity for donation. CLICK HERE to register for the August 20th session in Philadelphia.