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PA Donor Day gives the power of 1 to save 8

On Jan. 8, 2021 Pennsylvania will host its second annual PA Donor Day, a chance to galvanize our friends and neighbors to rally behind the nearly 7,000 Pennsylvanians who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Why January 8th? This is because just 1 registered donor has the power to save 8 lives. My own […]

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Department of Health encourages residents to register as organ, tissue donors

HARRISBURG — In preparation of Pennsylvania’s second annual PA Donor Day on Friday, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine urged all Pennsylvanians to participate and register as organ and tissue donors through Donate Life Pennsylvania, the state’s online donation registry. “The need for registered donors in Pennsylvania is now greater than ever; fewer people have […]

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Pennsylvania Donor Day helps to save lives

PA State Representative Brian Sims joined Good Day Philadelphia to talk about his experience of donating a kidney to his neighbor and why it was so important to him. Watch the full interview here!

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Living donors help fill lifesaving need for kidney transplants

When it comes to the urgent need for more life-saving organ transplants, living kidney donors are an important part of the solution, said transplant surgeon Dr. Stephen Guy. “There are many more patients waiting for a kidney transplant than there are recently deceased potential donors,” said Guy, surgical director of kidney transplantation for the Tower […]

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When Berks man needed a kidney transplant, a good friend stepped up

Tom McDonald’s health problems were serious, but the text message he sent to his friend was not meant that way. McDonald was joking when he messaged his buddy to say, “Hey Chris, if you’re not doing anything with a kidney, can I borrow one? Haha.” McDonald had just received some tough news. Read the full […]

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12-year-old boy from Catasauqua gets heart

CATASAUQUA, Pa. – Twelve-year-old Dillan McGaughran has always had a heart for sports. “I played baseball for about 4 years,” he begins. Baseball, football, he likes all of them, but when he was just 5, his mom Denise noticed something. “He just seemed to be a little slower,” Denise says, “Super smart, but physically, one […]

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11-year-old Willow Grove girl starts baking business during pandemic

WILLOW GROVE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Many people picked up new skills during this pandemic, inspired by the time at home. A Willow Grove, Pennsylvania fifth-grader took it to the next level and started her own business this year. London Warrick, 11, really found her love of baking this year. Seven months ago, her new hobby became […]

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Organ transplants remembered during National Donor Sabbath

Ryan Shaw’s strong faith and his mother’s ability to transcend her grief sparked two events that Carol McCloud calls “miracles.” First, new lives for four strangers who received transplants thanks to her late son, and second, a deep and inspiring bond between two people of different religions. Not long after her son’s passing six years […]

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