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(Photo Credit: KYW's) Marcy Norton)

Local Community Members Spread The Word About The Need For Organ Donations

John Green of the ‘Gift of Life Donor Program’ says the annual gospel program is aimed at increasing awareness about the need for donations in the minority community. He says African Americans make-up a sizable number of those who need a donated organ.


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Kidcasting From Gift of Life Donor Program’s Gospel Program at the Church of Christian Compassion

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Gift of Life Donor Program Gospel Concert in Philadelphia, PA at the Church of Christian Compassion on August 3, 2014.  


(Adrian Nitkowski prepares to serve for the Team Philly volleyball team at the Transplant Games in Houston.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Transplant Games: Love Bloomed When They Met As Fellow Recipients

Adrian Nitkowski got a liver in 1998, the same year he met his wife, Ingrid, a heart transplant recipient.


Team Philly gold medal relay team. From left: Derek Fitzgerald, KYW's Jim Melwert, Kyle Atrus, and Bert Fox (Photo Provided by Jim Melwert)

For Donor Families At Transplant Games, A Wave Of Emotions

Donor families — the family members of anyone who died and donated organs or tissue — are treated like royalty here at the Transplant Games, but the emotions can be overwhelming for first-timers.


(Tony Forte, wearing his medical backpack, and his mother, Monica, in a frame from a "Gift of Life" public service announcement promoting organ donations.  Video provided by Gift of Life)

Lawmakers Mull Update of Pennsylvania Organ Donation Law

State lawmakers heard emotional testimony this week on a bill that would update Pennsylvania’s organ donation law.


KYW 's Jim Melwert with his kidney recipient, his Aunt Jean. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Thousands Take Part In 19th Annual Donor Dash

Several thousand people registered to take part in Sunday’s event aimed at raising money to help spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.