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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 […]

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The Life & Legacy of an Organ Donor

I am a donor father because our oldest daughter, Kellie, was a selfless organ donor. Upon graduating from high school, Kellie moved to Philadelphia and met her future husband, David Jones. In her early 20s, Kellie developed uterine cancer. Fortunately, she survived the cancer, but was unable to have children. A few years later, David […]

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To raise awareness for organ donation, many lend a hand for special paint job on race car

People whose lives have been touched by organ donation got to lend a hand, literally, to help paint a car that will take part in this weekend’s NASCAR events in Dover.  Driver Joey Gase will race this weekend in NASCAR’s Xfinity series at Dover’s Monster Mile, and he hopes a very special paint job on […]

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Gift of Life: What happens when religious and racial differences disappear

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 […]

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