February 4, 2023
Bucks County Super Bowl champion receives successful heart transplant.
Bucks County Super Bowl champion receives successful heart transplant.
Heart transplant gives Philadelphia woman a second chance at life
Donor heart, living donor kidney save sick child’s life.
Midstate firefighter walks Donor Dash in full gear to benefit organ donation
Big heart in Pittsburgh donates kidney and liver to save two people
Retired NYPD officer receives ‘Easter miracle’ through organ donation
Heart transplant recipient champions organ donation, recognizes student advocates.
Allentown locals Liz and Dave Kennedy share their personal story on the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Two Pittsburgh natives receive life-changing news that strengthened their brotherly bond to an anatomical one.
Young boy can now see, thanks to cornea donation
Liver Recipient and Pastor Becomes Strong Advocate For Organ and Tissue Donation
Mother is given second chance at life with double lung transplant
Woman Lives Happy and Healthy Life After Double Lung Transplant
Heart and Liver Recipient Celebrates 2nd Transplant Anniversary
Newborn Leaves Behind Lasting Legacy Through Organ Donation
Liver Recipient Represents Philadelphia in the Transplant Games
Young Man’s Decision to Become an Organ Donor Saves Two Recipients
Dr. Thomas Butler explains the importance of #NationalMinorityDonorAwarenessMonth
We sat down with Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew to discuss #NMDAM
Sports Media Professor Heading Back to School After Transplant Games
Little Girl Now Thriving In Pre-School After Heart Transplant
Star Athlete and Caring Mother Continue to Share the Gift of Life
Father and Husband Saved After Accident In Iceland
Student Athlete Receives Life-Saving Heart Surgery
A Hero Saves the Day for Teacher and Mother of Two
Family man and athlete to compete in the Donate Life Transplant Games thanks to his gift of life
Heart Recipient Becomes a Strong Advocate for Organ Donation In Honor of His Donor
Community leader leaves behind his pioneering legacy through tissue and cornea donation
Man receives second chance at life thanks to kidney transplant
Man becomes first cancer-surviving heart transplant recipient to complete a full Ironman triathlon, thanks to his organ donor
Husband and father of two celebrated his 10-year transplant anniversary by running in this year’s Donor Dash
A little boy’s gift of life leaves behind lasting legacy
Dedicated therapist receives life-saving transplant, allowing her to continue helping others
Inspiring athlete and passionate motivational speaker receives a second chance at life after heart transplant
A fierce mother gives birth to 3 healthy miracles after a lifetime of being told she never could
A little girl’s fight for her life turned into a legacy
Cornea and tissue donor makes a lasting difference in others’ lives through donation
Kidney Recipient Able to Pursue Her Dreams After Kidney Transplant
Strong Advocate for Minority Populations is Appointed The Health System’s First Chief Clinical Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CCDIO)
Mother receives saving kidney transplants and is able to dance with son at his wedding
Kidney Donation Gives Pro-Boxer A Second Chance At Life
Competitive cyclist receives a heart transplant within his last few weeks of life
Philadelphia Father Donates Heart, Leaves Behind Heroic Legacy
Football coach continues his dreams with a second chance at life.
Paired kidney exchange enables a young couple to give and receive the gift of life.
Renfrew Parents Honor Their Son for Organ Donation
Woman and her husband each receive life-altering transplants
Philadelphia Man Lives Healthy Life after Heart Transplant
Young Man Has a New Appreciation for Life Decade after Liver Transplant
Boy receives life-altering heart transplant at 11-months old
Husband reflects on his wife’s gift of life to others.
Donor wife meets husband’s kidney recipient after 20 years.
Father of two gets second chance at life.
Young woman offers her friend a second chance at life through organ donation
Newborn receives lifesaving kidney donation from her mother
Inspired by the gift of life, wife of recipient becomes a donor herself
Cornea Recipient and Donor Father Advocates for Organ Donation Awareness
Young veteran continues his service by giving others the gift of life
Young boy receives gift of sight through cornea transplant
Man receives life-saving liver transplant and makes a lifelong friend
Donor mom becomes advocate for others
Young man’s legacy lives on in his gift of life
Young boy receives life-saving heart transplant.
Young boy receives life-saving kidney transplant.
Donor family meets young boy saved by daughter’s heart.
Heart recipient’s family celebrates the gift of life to 4-year-old son.
Donor’s legacy lives on in his gift to others.
Husband Inspires Wife to Say Yes to Organ Donation.
A Young Woman’s Kidney Gave Timmy Nelson New Life and a New Purpose.
Waiting for a Kidney Transplant, Patient Urges Others to Give.
Living Kidney Donor’s Mother Inspired Her to Give the Gift of Life.
Mother of Organ Donor; Advocates for Grieving Families.
Passionate educator and kidney transplant recipient returns to help local students.
Liver transplant recipient celebrated her first Mother’s Day.
Bright light shines on for children’s transplant patient named 2020 CMNH Champion.
Living-donor liver transplant a miracle for recipient.
Liver transplant recipient turned Gift of Life volunteer.
A voice for those who are waiting.
A husband’s memory lives on in the many lives he saved.
Mother of two finds comfort in husband’s life-saving legacy.
Philadelphia woman gets her life back after four life-saving organ transplants.
Heart transplant recipient helps to raise organ donation awareness.
Through donation, a mother remembers her son for his selfless legacy.
After being diagnosed with a hereditary heart condition that took his mother’s life, Joe shares his story about receiving a heart transplant.
To save the life of her brother, Brenda started a kidney chain that included eight donors and eight lives saved.
Born with a severe heart defect, Faith and her mother share her journey to a life-saving heart transplant.
From friends to sharing an inseparable bond, Zachary and Jackie share their story.
Two strangers are now best friends thanks to a shared connection.
Lung recipient Vicky recalls her daily struggles waiting for a transplant and the second chance she was given.
At just 2 weeks old, Quinn was put on the transplant waiting list to receive a new heart.
Diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Brian shares his journey to his double-lung transplant.
Pennsylvania’s second annual PA Donor Day encourages Pennsylvanians to register as organ and tissue donors.
Man leaves behind lasting legacy, encouraging friends and family to learn more about organ and tissue donation
7,000 Pennsylvanians are waiting for their second chance at life. Meet one of those patients, Colleen.
Wayne, a heart transplant recipient, and his wife celebrate 16+ years since his gift of life by giving back.
Harrisburg, Pa., (Dec. 10, 2019) – Every 10 minutes someone in Pennsylvania is told they need a life-saving transplant. With more than 7,500 patients currently on the transplant waiting list, the need for more registered organ and tissue donors is a public health crisis. To educate and unite Pennsylvanians around the solution, Donate Life Pennsylvania […]
Donate Life Pennsylvania today launched a new campaign that highlights everyday differences, preferences and lifestyle choices as a way to unify Pennsylvanians in support of organ donation registration. “The Commonwealth is a diverse state, with urban, suburban and rural communities, and despite that diversity, as Pennsylvanians, we all share common values,” said Susan Stuart, President […]
Official proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf Download Official Proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf
Donate Life Pennsylvania Celebrates National Donor Day with Custom Cards I love you with all of my…kidney? Each year, Valentine’s Day coincides with National Donor Day, and for the second year in a row, Donate Life Pennsylvania is inviting everyone to get ready for February 14 with custom digital greeting cards that celebrate both occasions. […]
“Human Side of Donation” explores the stories of donor families and recipients at all stages of the donation process. The “Human Side of Donation” campaign, facilitated by Donate Life Pennsylvania, showcases real-life vignettes of the individuals and families personally affected by organ and tissue donation. From donor families to donation recipients to those on the […]
Click below to view the Official Proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — I love you with all of my…kidney? Each year, Valentine’s Day coincides with National Donor Day, and Donate Life Pennsylvania is inviting everyone to get ready for February 14 with custom digital greeting cards that celebrate both occasions. “I would let my heart be yours,” reads one of the cards. Another says, “I […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — This January, choose a meaningful New Year’s resolution that’s free, easy and won’t easily be broken: registering as an organ and tissue donor. Every January 1, Pennsylvanians make resolutions to start the New Year off on the right foot. While resolving to save money or exercise regularly are worthwhile causes, many people fail […]
Family gives thanks with the recipients of son's lifesaving gifts.
Donor family & recipients break bread and share thankful thoughts.
Donate Life PA asked non-donors if they would accept an organ transplant if they needed one. 82 percent said yes.
Click below to view the Official Proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf.
The Ugly Truth? Someone in Pennsylvania dies every 18 hours waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
On February 14th, the Franklin Institute hosted three extraordinary recipients and their families whose lives were directly impacted by receiving a heart transplant at a National Donor Day press conference, sponsored by Donate Life Pennsylvania and Gift of Life Donor Program (GOL).
Carnegie Science Center hosted three extraordinary families whose young children received heart transplants at a National Donor Day press conference, sponsored by Donate Life Pennsylvania and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) on February 14.
PHILADELPHIA – Gift of Life Donor Program — the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware — is the leading OPO in the nation for the eighth year in a row with its successful coordination of life-saving gifts from 483 local organ donors, which […]
PHILADELPHIA – As 2015 quickly draws to an end, residents throughout Pennsylvania are busy making holiday plans and thinking of resolutions to start the New Year on the right foot. Though these resolutions are created with good intentions, many will fall by the wayside within weeks of being made. Fortunately, there’s a New Year’s resolution that’s […]
PITTSBURGH – As 2015 quickly draws to an end, residents throughout Pennsylvania are busy making holiday plans and thinking of resolutions to start the New Year on the right foot. Though these resolutions are created with good intentions, many will fall by the wayside within weeks of being made. Fortunately, there’s a New Year’s resolution […]
Philly wins bragging rights in competition that could benefit up to 3,150 people.
A billboard was unveiled Monday along I-95 near Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center in support of organ donation in Pennsylvania. It is sponsored by Donate Life Pennsylvania and is part of a call for Philadelphians to outshine Pittsburgh by encouraging fans to register as organ donors.
A billboard was unveiled Monday along Route 65 near Heinz Field in support of organ donation in Pennsylvania. It is sponsored by Donate Life Pennsylvania and is part of a call for Pittsburghers to outshine Philly by encouraging fans to register as organ donors.
HARRISBURG (February 14, 2014) – In today’s world of declining attention spans, 30 seconds can seem like a long time. But when lives are at stake, is 30 seconds still too much? According to a recent survey by Donate Life Pennsylvania, that may be the case for those not registered as an organ and tissue […]
Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone has joined with Donate Life Pennsylvania’s new “30 Seconds” campaign to dispel one of the leading myths about organ and tissue donation. In her new 30-second video message, which is now featured online at DonateLifePA.org, Dr. DeLone rejects the myth that paramedics and doctors will not do everything possible to save […]
HARRISBURG (May 9) – During an emotional State Capitol news conference, Pennsylvanians who are awaiting a life-saving organ transplant, who are alive today thanks to receiving a transplant or who’s loved one has given the gift of life, helped launch a new statewide effort to dramatically increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors […]
As part of tomorrow’s recognition as National Donor Day, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced a new initiative at several driver’s license centers across Pennsylvania educating Pennsylvanians on organ and tissue donation. Video monitors are installed or being installed at 20 driver’s license centers featuring a video with the facts and benefits of […]
Donate Life Pennsylvania (Donate Life-PA), a partnership of the state's two organ procurement organizations and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, encourages Pennsylvanians to give the most precious gift a person can give – the gift of life – this holiday season by registering to be an organ and tissue donor.
Donate Life Pennsylvania, a partnership of the state’s two organ procurement organizations and the Pa. Department of Health, presents the AND1 LIVE! Streetball Tour in four Pennsylvania cities. The AND1 LIVE! Tour will take place on Friday, May 18 from 6 – 9 p.m. in Harrisburg High School’s Kimber Gymnasium, located at 2451 Market St. […]
April is ‘National Donate Life Month; Register to Become a Donor Today This Sunday is April Fools’ Day, and the state’s two organ procurement organizations – Gift of Life Donor Program and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) – are imploring Pennsylvanians who are not yet registered organ and tissue donors to disregard […]
Donate Life Pennsylvania, a partnership of the state’s two organ procurement organizations, today announced details of its 2012 organ donor campaign – a targeted effort to increase the number of registered donors in the state and across the nation. The announcement was made on the eve of National Organ Donor Day, February 14. A component […]