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Giving Life a Second Chance

A group of kids jump into the air.
Transplant recipients jump for joy at the Transplant Games of America.

Every day, the dedicated team at Gift of Life Donor Program works around the clock to coordinate the recovery of precious organs and tissues from deceased donor heroes for life-saving transplants. We are the nonprofit organ procurement organization serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated thousands of organs and millions of tissue donations for transplants thanks to the generosity of donors and their families. We also educate our community about the importance of organ and tissue donation to increase donor registrations and save more lives.

Supporting Transplant Patients and Donor Families
Family Support Services

Gift of Life provides support and counseling to families of donor heroes following the loss of their loved one. We also assist donor families and transplant recipients with writing to each other and coordinate the delivery of that correspondence. Visit donors1.org/families-of-donors.

Gift of Life Howie’s House

This haven of comfort, hope and healing provides affordable lodging, home-cooked meals and professional supportive services to patients and their families who travel to Philadelphia for a life-saving transplant. Visit giftoflifehowieshouse.org.

Photo of Gift of Life Howie's House, 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA
Gift of Life Howie’s House provides temporary lodging, meals and support for transplant families.
Caregiver Lifeline Program

This program provides virtual support groups and educational webinars specifically tailored for organ transplant patients, family members, and caregivers to help at every stage of the transplant journey. Visit giftoflifehowieshouse.org/bridge-caregiver-support.

Transplant Pregnancy Registry International

TPRI has been the world’s only family planning resource for organ transplant recipients and their doctors for more than 30 years, studying the effects of immunosuppressive medications on fertility and pregnancy. Visit transplantpregnancyregistry.org.

Jessica Beth Schwartzexperienced 8½ additional years of life thanks to the gift of organ donation.
Jessica Beth Schwartz

Educational scholarships are available to transplant recipients through the Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund and to children of deceased donor heroes through the David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund.

David Nelson Jr. Memorial Scholarship recipients.