(CNN) Dr. Alin Gragossian gets it. Wearing a mask, social distancing, frequently washing your hands, using a sanitizing gel or wipe on everything you touch — all that gets old, fast. “I understand it’s annoying,” Gragossian said. “But at the same time, you don’t know what it’s like to be in the position where you’re […]
MILFORD, Delaware (WPVI) — There is good news for the 5,000 people awaiting life-saving organ transplants in our region. The Gift of Life says transplants are back on pace after taking a dive early in the pandemic.“They stopped my fiance at the door, and said – you can’t come in. Nobody’s allowed in,” recalls Rebecca […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted many plans for people to come together and celebrate this year, but at Drexel University, congratulating extraordinary co-op students on their accomplishments just couldn’t wait — especially as the University rounds out its 100th anniversary of the cooperative education program. So, instead of an annual ceremony recognizing the 2020 student winners of the Steinbright […]
I am a Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Procurement and Transplant Coordinator (CPTC). I had the honor of helping Gift of Life coordinate a record 664 organ donors last year, along with the transplant of 1,865 life-saving organs. This is not just my story; it is the story of all persons who are committed to […]
EMMAUS, Pa. — Alecia McFadden was told she would likely never be able to have children, but those odds were no match for her strong will. “Now, I have my two little girls, my two mini-me’s, I go shopping with, go get my nails done with, it’s awesome,” McFadden said. She was born with biliary […]
By 6abc WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — While the Philadelphia area has the highest donation rate in the nation, many people still haven’t registered, so many more could benefit from living and deceased donors. For years, Glenn “The Talent” Turner was a fixture on Philadelphia’s boxing scene. His flamboyant hair colors got attention, so did his […]
By Jeannette Reyes, 6abc PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — 6abc and the Gift of Life Donor program have teamed up for a Registration-thon to sign up as many organ and tissue donors as we can. Transplants have helped so many in our area live full lives again, including a retired elementary school teacher. See the full story […]
When Markita said yes
to organ donation, she found
comfort knowing that her
son Marquis would give
others a second chance at life.
A portrait of a Steelton organ donor will be featured on a float in the Rose Parade.
Steelton, PA resident and organ donor Ryan Mohn will be honored during the 2020 Rose Parade. After his tragic passing, Ryan was able to save six lives and enhance 150 more through organ and tissue donation.