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Donate Life Pennsylvania to Hold First-Ever PA Donor Day

December 23, 2019

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 […]

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Donate Life PA Launches New Unifying Campaign to Promote Organ Donation Registration

February 5, 2019

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 […]

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2018 Donate Life Month Proclamation

April 1, 2018

Official proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf Download Official Proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf

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This Valentine's Day: Liver, Laugh Love

February 1, 2018

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. […]

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PA Residents Featured in Statewide Organ and Tissue Donation Campaign

April 30, 2017

“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 […]

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2017 Donate Life Month Proclamation

March 31, 2017

Click below to view the Official Proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and National Donor Day with Donate Life PA’s Custom Cards

February 7, 2017

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 […]

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Donate Life PA Presents a Resolution You Can Actually Keep – It Only Takes 30 Seconds

December 26, 2016

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 […]

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Pittsburgh Donor Family, Transplant Recipients Join Together to Give Thanks

November 22, 2016

Family gives thanks with the recipients of son's lifesaving gifts.

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Philadelphia Donor Family, Transplant Recipients Meet and Celebrate Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016

Donor family & recipients break bread and share thankful thoughts.

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Donate Life PA asked non-donors if they would accept an organ transplant. 82 percent said yes.

November 14, 2016

Donate Life PA asked non-donors if they would accept an organ transplant if they needed one. 82 percent said yes.

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Donate Life Month Proclamation

March 31, 2016

Click below to view the Official Proclamation from PA Governor Tom Wolf.

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Ugly Truth: Pennsylvanians Post Ugly Photos Online and Encourage Friends to Register as Donors

March 21, 2016

The Ugly Truth? Someone in Pennsylvania dies every 18 hours waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

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Philadelphia Celebrates National Donor Day at Franklin Institute’s Giant Heart Exhibit

February 15, 2016

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).

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Pittsburgh Celebrates National Donor Day at Carnegie Science Center

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.

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Gift of Life Donor Program Sets New National Record for Organ Donation in 2015

January 7, 2016

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 […]

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Philadelphia: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep – In 30 Seconds

December 28, 2015

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 […]

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Pittsburgh: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep – In 30 Seconds

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 […]

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Philadelphia Registers More Organ and Tissue Donors than Pittsburgh

December 22, 2015

Philly wins bragging rights in competition that could benefit up to 3,150 people.

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Pittsburgh Calls Out Philly in Support of Organ Donation

November 24, 2015

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.

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Philly Calls Out Pittsburgh in Support of Organ Donation

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.

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New Statewide Survey Suggests Procrastination is Biggest Challenge in Organ Donor Crisis

February 14, 2014

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 […]

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Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dispels Common Organ Donor Myth In New Public Service Message

September 23, 2013

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 […]

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Pennsylvanians Call On Fellow Citizens To Take ‘30 Seconds’ To Save Lives In New Emotional Appeal

May 9, 2013

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 […]

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PennDOT Highlights New Organ Donation Initiative for National Donor Day

February 13, 2013

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 […]

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Donate Life-PA Urges Pennsylvanians to Give the ‘Gift of Life’ this Holiday Season

December 18, 2012

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.

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Dontate Life Pennsylvania Brings Nationwide Street Ball Tournament to Harrisburg to Raise Awareness

May 16, 2012

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. […]

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Organ Donor Myths!

April 1, 2012

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 […]

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Dontate Life Pennsylvania Launches 2012 Organ Donor Campaign

February 13, 2012

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 […]

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Organ Donation Message Comes to Life at the Urban League Guild of Philadelphia Annual Spring Lunche

March 31, 2011

Attendees at the Urban League Guild Annual Spring Luncheon can take a life-saving step by registering to become an organ and tissue donor. Donate Life-PA will be at the Guild’s Annual fundraiser beginning Saturday, April 2 at noon in the Hilton Philadelphia located at 4200 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Donate Life-PA’s goal will […]

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April is National Donate Life Month

March 15, 2011

With more than 8,000 people in the commonwealth awaiting an organ transplant, and thousands of others waiting for a tissue transplant, there is a critical need for Pennsylvanians to register as designated organ and tissue donors. “In April, during National Donate Life Month, we honor donors who have provided others with a second chance for a […]

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