Gift of Life transplant coordinator explains organ donation process for both families and recipients
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It takes dozens of people to make a transplant happen. The transplant coordinator is a crucial one, working for both the donor family and the recipients. “You’re meeting people at a moment they didn’t expect, and possibly, most likely, one of the hardest moments of their life,” said Kimberlee Mander, a transplant […]
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — For families faced with suddenly losing a loved one, giving the gift of life not only provides hope to those awaiting transplants, but can also ease the pain of a life that ended much too soon. “Alex was my best friend. He was my soul mate,” said Courtnee Porter of Mayfair. For 13 years, […]
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.
MACUNGIE, Pa. – The men, women, and children who gave the gift of life were honored Sunday at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie. More than 200 family members representing 40 donors who gave organs, tissue and corneas were there for the special celebration. Read full article here! Consider saying YES to saving lives. Register […]
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On the surface, Carol McCloud and Abdul-Kareem Salahuddin have little in common. She’s Irish Catholic, he’s a devout Muslim. She’s white, he’s African American. But after tragedy brought them together, the duo realized they are the same on the inside. In August 2014, Salahuddin lay on his death bed. Diagnosed with hepatitis […]
After tragedy brought them together, Carol and Kareem realized they shared a special bond through their faith and the life-saving legacy of organ donation.
Visions 2019: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month When a loved one passes away – and they had registered to be an organ donor — their family is considered a ‘donor family’. Meet donor mom Dawn Ortiz, whose son Richard checked the box to be a donor when he went for his driver’s permit as a teen. […]