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 […]
Kevin Brighter ’19 and Jake Hafer ’19 Advocate for More Organ Donors Philadelphia, PA – Hundreds of students will come together this spring to celebrate the completion of their college careers at La Salle University’s undergraduate graduation ceremony. Two of them wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to college, let alone walk across the stage […]
Hundreds of students recently came together to celebrate the completion of their college careers at La Salle University’s undergraduate graduation ceremony. Two of them wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to college, let alone walk across the stage and accept their diplomas, without receiving the gift of life through an organ transplant — Jack Hafer […]
Mary Smith vividly remembers one of her final conversations with her late son, Eric. They were in the kitchen just a couple months before he graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. Eric, a business school student, already had a job lined up at Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor. “He said, ‘Mom, I just have this […]
After losing her brother in a car crash, a Delaware teenager has turned her tragedy into a life-saving mission to help others. Gabby Penna is sharing her important message with high schoolers in her community. Click here to find out more! Consider saying YES to saving lives. Register to be an organ donor today.
Gabrielle Penna had a goal. She wanted to raise awareness for the Gift of Life program while at the same time bringing together an entire community of local high school students and their families. Gabrielle was deeply motivated to make the idea a reality. Her brother Anthony became an organ donor after he tragically passed […]
Donor Mom, Melanie Penna, shares the story of her son Anthony, who in his passing gave the gift of life to others. His legacy lives on in the hearts of those who loved him and now even those who never knew him.
Onyi Kenine received a life-saving liver transplant as an infant and it has never held her back from living a normal, healthy life. Her donor is always in her mind as she lives the best life she can.
Sixteen students in the Misericordia University Physician Assistant Studies Program Class of 2020 participated in a two-day education and donor recruitment program with Gift of Life.
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several Philadelphia high schools brought their classroom projects to the Gift of Life Donor Program on North 3rd Street to promote organ and tissue awareness in their schools. Bodine High School 16-year old Junior Jay Chen and his friends at Youth Volunteer Corps designed a miniature golf course, shaped like a liver. […]