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6ABC Visions: Luis Palau, Jr, a double-lung transplant recipient, is raising awareness for organ donations

As part of our Visions Special highlighting Hispanic American Heritage Month, we profile Luis Palau, Jr., a Philadelphia resident of Puerto Rican descent who received a life-saving double-lung transplant from the Gift of Life Donor Program. The Gift of Life organization is our region’s organ and tissue transplant network. Last year, they were successful in […]

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Jackson Heller of Lafayette wins scholarship for transplant recipients

Jackson Heller of Lafayette wins scholarship for transplant recipients Jackson Heller of Lafayette has won the Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship, one of three organ transplant recipients of these higher education scholarships for 2020-21. The scholarship is funded through the Transplant Foundation, the charitable foundation that supports the mission of Gift of Life Donor Program. […]

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Whether at home or at the DMV, say yes to saving lives | PennLive letters

September is DMV Appreciation Month, and we encourage you to thank DMV employees for their role in the saving the lives of more than 7,000 Pennsylvanians waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. They are the key to registering organ and tissue donors in Pennsylvania. Across the country, including in Pennsylvania, nearly every single organ […]

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Local Students Awarded Transplant Scholarship

The Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship is pleased to announce that three organ transplant recipients are the winners of its 2020-21 higher education scholarships. The Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship is funded through the Transplant Foundation, the charitable foundation which supports the mission of Gift of Life Donor Program. Each year, the scholarship program issues $2,500 awards […]

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HOPE Act gives Bronx resident a new lease on life

In 2013, President Barack Obama passed legislation that would allow HIV-positive donors to give organs to HIV-positive recipients. A Bronx resident was recently New York’s first transplant recipient under the law. According to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 60 percent of people currently on the U.S. transplant waiting list are people of color, and […]

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“It’s About Life”: Community Give Back event held at Philadelphia Masjid

This week’s SUN Spotlight is all about life.  To kick off National Minority Donor Awareness Month and the Gift of Life Donor Program, United Muslim Masjid and Muslims Serve distributed 300 meals to community members in need during its “It’s About Life”: Community Give Back event at the Philadelphia Masjid. “This year’s National Minority Donor […]

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In this difficult world, at this sad time, a Lancaster pediatrician teaches us in death how to give life to others

Dr. Ronald V. Krak, 62, “a longtime Lancaster pediatrician known for compassionate care and attention to detail,” died Aug. 5 at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital from injuries suffered the previous Saturday in a bicycle accident, LNP | LancasterOnline’s Jeff Hawkes reported last week. “Krak, who practiced at Roseville Pediatrics in Manheim Township for 33 […]

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Donor family honors son’s life-saving gift during annual walk

Family and friends gathered to honor and remember Steelton resident Ryan Mohn. Ryan saved more than six lives through organ and tissue donation after he died in 2004. Watch the full story here! Consider saying YES to saving lives. Register to be an organ donor today.

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