Organ Donation

Transplant Games of America
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 05, 2018 - 10:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Team Philly raked in more than two dozen medals in swimming at the 2018 Transplant Games. But for one group of spectators, just getting to Salt Lake City was half the fun. Back in 2006, Andrea Henninger didn’t make it to the Transplant Games to see her mother...
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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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Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 03, 2018 - 1:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Competition got underway Friday in Salt Lake City for the 2018 Transplant Games of America, celebrating organ donation and raising awareness of the need for donors. The first action is in the pool with the 200-meter individual medley and the 500-meter freestyle...
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2018 Transplant Games of America
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 02, 2018 - 6:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Teams from across the country are arriving in Salt Lake City for the 2018 Transplant Games of America, celebrating organ donation and raising awareness of the need for donors. Team Philly with the Gift of Life Donor Program is once again the largest traveling team...
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Gift of Life: Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis
Cherri Gregg / KYW Newsradio
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
Photo credit: Justin Udo
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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