Gift of Life Donor Program:
Saving Lives and Promoting Life
- The Gift of Life Donor Program works to improve the quality of life of patients awaiting transplantation by maximizing the availability of donor organs and tissues while maintaining the highest medical, legal, ethical and fiscal standards.
- Crozer-Keystone Health System is teaming up with the Gift of Life to promote the Gift of Life’s campaign, “Saving Lives and Promoting Life.”
- Each CKHS hospital will have a table set up during Hospital Week, May 6 to May 14, to provide more information about becoming a donor.
know that there are over 110,000 people in the U.S. currently waiting for a
life-saving organ transplant? According to the Gift of Life Donor Program, more
than 6,400 people in this region alone are currently waiting for an organ
of Life Donor Program works to improve the quality of life of patients awaiting
transplantation by maximizing the availability of donor organs and tissues
while maintaining the highest medical, legal, ethical and fiscal standards.
Health System will team up with Gift of Life to promote the Gift of Life’s
campaign, “Saving Lives and Promoting Life.” The official kickoff will be
during Hospital Week, May 6 to 14. Each hospital will have a table set up to provide
more information about becoming a donor.
to the Gift of Life Donor Program, the following is a breakdown of the
transplant waiting list for Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, as
of February 2011:
a donor can be a difficult decision, but your gift can help more than 50 people
on the donor registration list. Visit one of the information tables to speak to
a representative about the program.
frequently asked questions about organ donation:
- If I become an organ donor, will
it affect the quality of my medical care if I become sick? No. Choosing to become a donor
does not affect the quality of medical care that you would receive if you are
sick or come to the hospital for any reason. Donation only takes place after
all efforts have been made to save your life.
- Will organ donation change the
appearance of my body? No. Organ donation does not affect the body’s physical appearance,
nor does it interfere with funeral arrangements.
- Does my religion support organ
major religions approve of organ donation, and consider it to be the greatest
gift you can give.
- How old must I be to become an
organ donor? Anyone,
regardless of age, can be an organ donor. However, certain diseases may
prohibit an individual from being a donor.
up to become a donor only takes a few minutes online. You must confirm your
decision each and every time you renew your license or non-driver ID, so the
choice is always yours.
more about becoming a donor, visit www.donatelife-pa.org
if you reside in Pennsylvania, www.donatelife-nj.org
if you live in New Jersey and www.donatelife-de.org
if you live in Delaware.