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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.


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Gift Of Life Donor Program

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.


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‘Gift of Life’ Transplant Program Marks 40th Year With Call For More Donors

The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.


(Faith Carlin, right, with her husband, Alex, and their daughters Erin and Elizabeth, at the Christmas tree in Love Park.  Family photo provided)

Willow Grove Woman To Ride in Rose Bowl Parade On New Year’s Day

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.


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Health: Study Shows Facebook Initiative To Boost Organ Donation Registration Worked

As the little girl who got a life-saving lung transplant continues to recover, there’s new research out showing how social media can increase organ donations.


(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Transplant Group To Consider Lung Rule Changes

The organization that sets national rules for organ transplants has scheduled a teleconference to discuss how lungs are allocated to young people.


(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Allowing 10-Year-Old Pa. Girl To Be Temporarily Added To Adult Lung Transplant List

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says a judge has ruled to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and potentially other children to be temporarily added to the adult list for a lung transplant.


(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Health: Will Sarah Be Saved? Local Family Fights National Organ Donor Rule

There are several new developments in a desperate struggle to save a Newtown Square girl’s life, including a congressman getting involved.


(Linda Moyer, mother of organ donor; Jamie Crawn, mother of organ recipient with Josie, the organ recipient.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

At Children’s Hospital, A Plea For Organ Donors From Two Families Touched

“To meet a recipient is huge — it is surreal,” notes Linda Moyer (left), the donor’s mother. “It has continued our healing, and we’ve become friends. We’ve come to understand through faith that this is a plan.”


(Artist's rendering, provided, of how the advertisement for Aretha Swift will look on the billboard.)

Area Billboard Companies Aid Montco Woman’s Search for a Kidney Donor

An Abington Township family’s effort to find a kidney donor for their ailing mother is moving to another level.


Asking For Your Organ Back

If you donate an organ, can you get it back? The court has faced that issue more than once, if you can believe it.


Gift Of Life

Gift Of Life Donor Program

For more on the Gift of Life and organ donation, click here.



Health: Montgomery County Mom Runs In Honor Of Son

Forty-thousand people are expected for the Broad Street Run this weekend, and among them is a Montgomery county mom who has turned a devastating tragedy into inspiration.


Aiming To Save Lives, Facebook Lets Users Show ‘Organ Donor Status’

Locally, there are more than 6,500 people waiting for an organ donation.


(Cynthia London is the mother of an organ donor.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Annual Party at Four Seasons Hotel Honors Organ Donors and Their Families

The event is being held Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel in center city Philadelphia, and Cynthia London, the mother of an organ donor, says it’s a party that raises funds for awareness about organ donation.