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West Chester man receives Gift of Life Donor Award

WEST CHESTER—Timmy Nelson of West Chester received Gift of Life Donor Program’s Soapbox Award at its Annual Volunteer Ambassador Recognition Ceremony, held June 8, at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia. Nelson was recognized for his outstanding dedication to educating the public about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The ceremony celebrated the contributions […]

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Tragedy & organ donation turn strangers into forever friends

NORTHERN LIBERTIES (WPVI) — Hundreds of runners in our area are getting ready for one of spring’s first big races – the 24th annual Gift of Life Donor Dash. It’s a very special day for Arlinda Griffin of North Philadelphia and Mary Smith of Warminster, Bucks County, brought together by organ donation.  “He lived a lot […]

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Twin sisters receive double-lung transplants 1 year apart

PHILADELPHIA – Sofia and Stefany Atencio have been teammates since day one. They’re identical twins and like most 12-year-olds, they like laughing, puppies, and playing games. These two also share something else. They had double-lung transplants just about a year apart. Stefany had hers three weeks ago and is already feeling better. “Already climbing up the […]

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