A special luncheon and ceremony honoring the region’s living organ donors was held in King of Prussia on Sunday afternoon.
“Currently we use organs from about 15 to 20% of potential donors. If we can increase that number to 50 to 80%, somewhere between two to four times as many organs will be available with the same outcome,” Dr. Edward Cantu said.
If you donate an organ, can you get it back? The court has faced that issue more than once, if you can believe it.
Signing up to become an organ donor could be the newest craze on Facebook. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is On Your Side with more on today’s big announcement.
More than 8,000 people took part in the 17th annual Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Sunday, sponsored in part by KYW Newsradio.
“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.”
“It is to raise awareness and to raise funds so that we can go into the community and dispel myths, educate the public, and raise awareness for the critical need for organ donation,” says Renee Freeman, cofounder and executive board chairman of the group “Donors are Heroes.”
April is Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the need for more people to become organ donors, to save lives.
April is “National Donate Life Month,” and local families are pleading with potential donors to remember the youngest on the waiting list and sign up to give the gift of life.
A Bucks County family is turning a personal tragedy into a campaign to give others hope. KYW’s Pat Loeb reports they took their effort to Monday’s Phillies-Marlins game.
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