Gift of Life

Handprints on NASCAR driver Joey Gase's car as part of Gift of Life program.
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Jim Melwert
October 03, 2019 - 3:10 pm
People whose lives have been touched by organ donation got to lend a hand, literally, to help paint a car that will take part in this weekend’s NASCAR events in Dover.
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Organ Donation.
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Jim Melwert
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gift of Life organ donor program is celebrating a successful 2018 while looking at ways to improve in 2019. For the 11th straight year, the Philadelphia region and the tri-state area served by Gift of Life led the nation in organs donated and the number of organs...
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Team Philly athlete Bill Solloway
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Jim Melwert
August 04, 2018 - 9:42 am
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — The competition heated up Saturday at the Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, with more swimming, basketball, and a 5K run. Team Philadelphia’s Bill Soloway, at his second Transplant Games, picked up a bronze medal in cycling on the first day of the...
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Camp Jeremy
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John McDevitt
July 17, 2018 - 5:39 pm
BLUE BELL, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Every summer, the Gift of Life Donor Program invites children who are organ transplant recipients to participate in a weeklong summer camp in Montgomery County. For one week a year, Mermaid Country Day Camp in Blue Bell becomes Camp Jeremy for kids who received...
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Gift of Life: Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Gift of Life Donor Program is the largest organ procurement organization in the U.S., serving 11.2 million people across Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 46,000 organs for transplantation and...
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Student Organ Donor Project
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
June 02, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Several Philadelphia high schools brought their classroom projects to the Gift of Life Donor Program on North 3rd Street to promote organ and tissue awareness in their schools. Bodine High School 16-year old Junior Jay Chen and his friends at Youth Volunteer Corps...
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Danielle Benscoter and Tyler
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Justin Udo
April 09, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Gift of Life Donor Program are making a push to increase awareness about the need for lifesaving organ donations. In 2014, Marquis Wood had an asthma attack and went into cardiac arrest. "While we sat in the hospital for a...
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