Donate Life Pennsylvania to Host Fourth Annual PA Donor Day

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July 31, 2023 – Donate Life Pennsylvania – a coalition aimed at increasing the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available for live-saving transplants – will host its fourth annual PA Donor Day on Aug. 1, 2023. This yearly observance aims to educate and encourage Pennsylvanians to become registered organ donors, with this year’s goal to have 50% of eligible residents registered.

Knowing that eight lives can be saved by one organ donor, this year’s PA Donor Day celebration will be held on August 1 (8/1) and serve as a reminder for all Pennsylvanians to register.

More than 100,000 patients are currently on the transplant waiting list, 7,000 of them Pennsylvanians. Every day, 17 people from across the country die, making the need for more registered organ and tissue donors more critical than ever. PA Donor Day aims to unite and educate Pennsylvanians around the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Donate Life PA is a collaborative initiative between the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Education and Transportation.

“When my father-in-law died unexpectedly in his 50s, the donation of his organs to those in need was a comfort to his family,” said Dr. Debra Bogen, Acting Secretary of Health. “That’s why I am proud to support Donate Life Pennsylvania’s work to inspire more people to sign up to save lives. The best way that you can join us in celebrating this important day is by registering to be an organ donor – and it only takes 30 seconds.”

PA Donor Day kicks off August’s National Minority Donor Awareness Month. This is a collaborative initiative of the National (Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation) Multicultural Action Group to save and heal the lives of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye and tissue donation.

More than 100 PA Donor Day partners have voiced their support for this critical public health issue. 2023 partners include:

ACMH Hospital
Allegheny Health Network Allegheny Valley Hospital
Allegheny Health Network Canonsburg Hospital
Allegheny Health Network Forbes Hospital
Allegheny Health Network Grove City
Allegheny Health Network Jefferson
Allegheny Health Network West Penn Hospital
Allegheny Health Network Wexford
Angela Dora Dobrzynski, LPC
Beulah Baptist Church
BHS Clarion Hospital
Bradford Regional Medical Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Butler Memorial Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Community Health & Dental Care, Inc.
Community Health Net
Community Hero Action Group
Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center
Conemaugh Nason Medical Center
Cornerstone Care Community Health Center
Crozer Health
DLP Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
Doylestown Health
Einstein Montgomery – Jefferson Health
Family Practice & Counseling Network
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Hamilton Health
Heather Garner
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Jefferson Health
Jefferson Health – Torresdale
Jefferson Health Abington and Jefferson Health Lansdale
Jefferson Health North: Frankford Campus
John’s Driving School
K-B Offset Printing, Inc.
Lankenau Medical Center
LCH Health and Community Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lower Bucks Hospital
Millcreek Community Hospital
MTF Biologics
NEPA Community Health Care
Paoli Hospital Main Line Health
Patricia A. Dayhaw
Penn Highlands Clearfield
Penn Highlands DuBois
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Penn Medicine)
Penn State Health-Hershey Medical Center
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council
Phoenixville Hospital – TowerHealth
Pottstown Hospital
Primary Health Network
Project Home
Riddle Hospital
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Sharon Community Health Center
St Christopher’s Hospital
St. Luke’s – Monroe Campus
St. Luke’s Easton
St. Lukes University Health Network
Suburban Community Hospital
Taylor Hospital – Crozer Health
Temple University Hospital
Temple University Hospital Jeanes Campus
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
The Wright Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Tower Health Reading Hospital
Trinity Health Mid Atlantic St Mary Medical Center
UPMC Carlisle
UPMC Community Osteopathic
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Hanover
UPMC Harrisburg
UPMC Horizon
UPMC in Central Pa.
UPMC Jameson
UPMC Lititz
UPMC Memorial
UPMC Mercy Hospital
UPMC North Central PA
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Wellsboro (NCPA Region)
UPMC West Shore
UPMC Williamsport
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Warren General Hospital
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
WellSpan York Hospital

Donate Life Pennsylvania invites any other employers, organizations and associations across the Commonwealth to join the list of 2023 PA Donor Day participants by visiting