Gift Of Life
Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Gift of Life Donor Dash at the Philadelphia Art Museum on April 13th, 2014.
Pat Ciarrocchi spoke to a heart transplant survivor and a representative from the Gift of Life program on organ donation and the 19th Annual Donor Dash.
The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.
Faith Carlin (right) received a new kidney and a new pancreas in the early ’90s, and now is an ambassador for the “Gift of Life” organ donation program.
The issue of security is certainly in the forefront following Monday’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon.
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Locally, there are more than 6,500 people waiting for an organ donation.
Laverne Clark, who received a heart from a donor, and John D. Green, from the Gift of Life, spoke to Pat Ciarrocchi about organ donation.
Just days before Christmas, families of patients undergoing organ transplants in Philadelphia were getting some special holiday meals to help ease their difficult days.
“More and more, friends and neighbors are giving,” says the president and CEO of the “Gift of Life” donor program, “but now there’s this new phenomenon of people just wanting to do some good for their fellow man and giving their kidney to someone else.”
April is Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the need for more people to become organ donors, to save lives.