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Kidney transplant recipient dedicates second chance at life to giving back to community

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Action News is putting the spotlight on organ donation and the importance of registering as an organ donor by introducing you to some of the thousands of people in our area whose lives have been touched by the Gift of Life donor program. A Chester County man is making every moment of […]

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Thankful for the Gift of Sight

The gift of sight has given Cameron Whittle the freedom and independence to get his driver’s license, start college and even win a gold medal in a national athletic competition. Cam’s story reveals the transformative power of a cornea transplant.      Cam began experiencing visual difficulties including photosensitivity, eye irritation and swelling when he was […]

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Gift of Life hoping to make a bigger difference in the Black community

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — New Jersey veteran and Gift of Life donor-recipient Joe Pratt points out that there can be acts of heroism not only on the battlefield but also in the hospital. Gift of Life is our region’s organ and transplant organization which has successfully coordinated more than 52,000 life-saving organ transplants in the past […]

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6ABC Visions: Luis Palau, Jr, a double-lung transplant recipient, is raising awareness for organ donations

As part of our Visions Special highlighting Hispanic American Heritage Month, we profile Luis Palau, Jr., a Philadelphia resident of Puerto Rican descent who received a life-saving double-lung transplant from the Gift of Life Donor Program. The Gift of Life organization is our region’s organ and tissue transplant network. Last year, they were successful in […]

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