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Philly based nonprofit led nation in coordinating organ donations in 2022

The Gift of Life Donor Program coordinated transplants from 690 donors in 2022.

by Abraham Gutman

A Philadelphia based organ donation program led the nation in 2022 for coordinating the most organ transplants in the U.S., and the most donors for the 15th year in a row.

The Gift of Life Donor Program is a nonprofit organization that is designated by the federal government to coordinate potential organ donations and transplants from deceased donors in the eastern half Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The region includes 126 acute care hospitals and 13 transplant centers.

In 2022, the organization coordinated organ donations from 690 people who died, leading to 1,744 organ transplants. The majority of transplants — just over 1,000 — were of kidneys.

“We’re bolstered by a community that continues to say yes to organ and tissue donation,” said Richard Hasz, president and chief executive of Gift of Life Donor Program.

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