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 […]
Father’s Day is especially important for a Delaware County man and his dad. Nearly 20 years ago, they both found themselves in the hospital. That’s when the father gave his son the gift of life by giving him his kidney. To see the full story, click here.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) named James “Jim” Gleason of Beverly, NJ, the winner of its 2019 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence in recognition of his untiring efforts as a donation advocate. Jim’s volunteer journey began 25 years ago when he received a heart transplant. From that moment in October of 1994, Jim […]
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 […]
WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna recently hosted a Donate Life Month Celebration. The event featured presentations on UPMC Susquehanna’s work in promoting organ transplantation and donation by members of UPMC Susquehanna’s Organ and Tissue Donation Council, Steve Johnson, president of UPMC Susquehanna, and Tom Moyer, Gift of Life Donor Program Hospital Services coordinator, as well as Ben […]
It’s an important time of the year for Ronald Boris and Mark Hudock who received lifesaving heart transplants, and Edith Moyer who requested her mom’s organs be donated. “This is my hero right here. Eddie Bates. He saved my life. He was an organ donor. He had a brain aneurysm at his mom’s house. He […]
Most young couples experience unbridled joy when they learn they are about to become parents for the first time. Mark and Ivy Rhymes felt that joy back in June 2002, when, after four years of marriage, they learned they would be the parents of twin girls, Maya and Marley. However, their exuberance was tempered because […]
During a meeting Wednesday, the Schuylkill County Commissioners honored National Donate Life Month. From left are Commissioner Gary Hess, Samantha Garvey of the Gift of Life Donor Program, Chairman George Halcovage, heart transplant recipient Ron Boris of Lake Wynonah, and Commissioner Frank Staudenmeier. Read the full story here!
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The Boy Scouts have a familiar motto. But it’s their mission statement that Scoutmaster Tom Stalsitz likes to focus on. “It has nothing to do with becoming an Eagle Scout, or starting fires,” he says and then adds firmly, “It’s ethical values.” That’s the Scout’s mission – and now Tom’s mission for more than 30 […]