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Religion & Organ Donation

Religion and organ donation go hand-in-hand for many transplant recipients and donor families. All major religions in the U.S. support organ donation as the ultimate act of charity and self-sacrifice. Hear from transplant recipients and donor families about how their faith guided them through their donation/transplant journey. Consider saying YES to saving lives. Register to be […]

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Gift of Life Update: Zach & Sarah’s Story

In the midst of COVID-19, four-year-old Zach needed a life-saving heart transplant. Thanks to a selfless family’s decision to say “yes” to organ donation, Zach received his new heart and a chance to run, play and grow! Gift of Life Family House became Zach and mom Sarah’s home away from home while awaiting and recovering from his transplant so the Central PA family could remain close to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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The coronavirus on Smart Talk Thursday: Organ donations falling, a community fund for non-profits in need, and The Coronavirus Diaries on WITF-TV

At any given time, there are more than 100-thousand people waiting for an organ transplant. Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list.  Wait times for transplants can vary, with the average time frame between three to five years – if you are fortunate. A little more than 50 percent of people […]

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Gift of Life: The stories of Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis

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 […]

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