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Holiday Season Can Be Difficult for Grieving Families

Share:If celebrating the holiday the way your mother always did is too painful since she passed away, establish a new tradition, suggests Lara Moretti, manager of family support services at Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia. She says holidays are always stressful and with health issues in the mix, communication is essential. “I think […]

Other Categories: Media Coverage, Organ & Tissue Donors

Roxborough Memorial Hospital honored for events encouraging organ donation

Share:ROXBOROUGH — Gift of Life Donor Program — the organ procurement organization for the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware — and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Southeast Connect honored Roxborough Memorial Hospital with a 2018 Gift of Life Titanium Award Nov. 15. Pennsylvania’s challenge led the nation in hospital participation […]

Other Categories: Hospital Stories for Professionals

Twin sisters receive double-lung transplants 1 year apart

Share: PHILADELPHIA – Sofia and Stefany Atencio have been teammates since day one. They’re identical twins and like most 12-year-olds, they like laughing, puppies, and playing games. These two also share something else. They had double-lung transplants just about a year apart. Stefany had hers three weeks ago and is already feeling better. “Already climbing up […]

Other Categories: Multicultural Stories, Transplant Stories