MILFORD, Delaware (WPVI) — There is good news for the 5,000 people awaiting life-saving organ transplants in our region. The Gift of Life says transplants are back on pace after taking a dive early in the pandemic.“They stopped my fiance at the door, and said – you can’t come in. Nobody’s allowed in,” recalls Rebecca […]
I am a Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Procurement and Transplant Coordinator (CPTC). I had the honor of helping Gift of Life coordinate a record 664 organ donors last year, along with the transplant of 1,865 life-saving organs. This is not just my story; it is the story of all persons who are committed to […]
EMMAUS, Pa. — Alecia McFadden was told she would likely never be able to have children, but those odds were no match for her strong will. “Now, I have my two little girls, my two mini-me’s, I go shopping with, go get my nails done with, it’s awesome,” McFadden said. She was born with biliary […]
By 6abc WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — While the Philadelphia area has the highest donation rate in the nation, many people still haven’t registered, so many more could benefit from living and deceased donors. For years, Glenn “The Talent” Turner was a fixture on Philadelphia’s boxing scene. His flamboyant hair colors got attention, so did his […]
By Jeannette Reyes, 6abc PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — 6abc and the Gift of Life Donor program have teamed up for a Registration-thon to sign up as many organ and tissue donors as we can. Transplants have helped so many in our area live full lives again, including a retired elementary school teacher. See the full story […]
When Markita said yes
to organ donation, she found
comfort knowing that her
son Marquis would give
others a second chance at life.
KYW Newsradio Flashpoint anchor, Cherri Gregg interviews Philaelphia rapper Freeway about his recent kidney transplant.
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 […]
Meet some of the men and women behind the giving and receiving ends of Gift of Life. KYW Newsradio host Cherri Gregg sat down to interview Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis, a double lung transplant recipient and donor mom. To hear Cherri’s interview and learn Joe and Markita’s stories, click here. Consider saying YES to […]