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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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2020 Bounce Back Give Back Award Winner: Joelle Atkinson

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently announced the two winners of our annual Bounce Back Give Back Awards this year. The award recognizes two organ transplant recipients who exhibit an outstanding quality of life post-transplant, whether it is through career accomplishments, participation in sports or hobbies, or simply leading fulfilling lives with their family and […]

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Gift of Life Honors Hospital for Outstanding Organ Donation Rates

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Gift of Life Donor Program – the organ procurement organization for the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware – and the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Southeast Connect, honored Crozer-Chester Medical Center with the 2020 Gift of Life Award on November 6, 2020. This prestigious, annual award […]

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Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Announces 2020-21 Winners

Philadelphia, PA — 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 […]

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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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