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West Chester man receives Gift of Life Donor Award

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 […]

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Heart recipient honored with Award for Excellence

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 […]

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Two La Salle University Seniors Saved by Transplants Graduate

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 […]

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Douglassville Native Graduates College Thanks to Transplant

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 […]

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Donor, recipient share story during Donate Life Celebration

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 […]

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April is Donate Life Month

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 […]

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Schuylkill Commissioners Honor Donate Life Month

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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