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Gift Of Life Family House In Philadelphia Celebrates 10 Years Of Helping Transplant Patients, Families

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Celebrating life with a giant eight-foot wind chime that was rung for the first time Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Gift of Life House is the first in the nation, a home away from home for transplant patients and their families. And now, it’s outfitted with a special acoustical feature. The official unveiling […]

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Organ donation in crime victims could save hundreds of lives, says Northampton County officials

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. | Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck and his staff of prosecutors met with members of the Gift of Life Donor Program on Fridat, to discuss the intersection of organ donation and crime victims. Just over 5,000 people are on organ transplant waiting lists in the Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware […]

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Philadelphia-based Gift of Life Donor Program is Vital Partner in Developing National Organ Tracking Service

PHILADELPHIA, PA –Gift of Life Donor Program, the organ procurement organization (OPO) for eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is collaborating with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to improve the way organs are transported in the United States.  As a beta test participant for UNOS’ Organ Tracking Service, Gift of Life Donor […]

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Gift of Life Donor Program President & CEO, Howard M. Nathan, Delivers Juniata Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Degree

Howard M. Nathan, President and CEO of Gift of Life Donor Program and 1975 graduate of Juniata College, delivered the Commencement Address at Juniata College’s 143rd Commencement Ceremony. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Howard Nathan was introduced by 17-year-old liver transplant recipient Onyi Kenine, whose life-saving organ transplant was coordinated […]

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A Miracle on Top of a Miracle

When I listen to my ultrasound, I can hear two heartbeats. One belongs to my son, and the other belongs to Samantha Whitney. Samantha was a beautiful young woman and passionate about helping others. She told her parents when she got her drivers’ license that she wanted to register as an organ donor. A tragic […]

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This 4-year-old was given a second chance at life through a heart transplant

Sarah Reesey rests her head against her 5-year-old son’s chest and hears a heartbeat. “It’s not the heart he was born with,” she knows. But she believes it’s “the heart of an angel.” Zachary was 4 when he underwent heart transplant surgery. It was the culmination of a yearlong journey that involved myriad doctors at […]

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Gift of Life hoping to make a bigger difference in the Black community

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — New Jersey veteran and Gift of Life donor-recipient Joe Pratt points out that there can be acts of heroism not only on the battlefield but also in the hospital. Gift of Life is our region’s organ and transplant organization which has successfully coordinated more than 52,000 life-saving organ transplants in the past […]

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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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