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2010-05-05 13:31:00

PITTSBURGH, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A special event featuring a life-size version of a favorite surgical board game and social media are credited with motivating over 130 students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to sign up for the It's On! Campus Challenge, a campaign for organ and tissue donation awareness held during April, National Donate Life Month.

2010-05-05 14:55:57

Analysis: Time to move to presumed consent for organ donation.

2010-03-22 14:36:39

The number of living donor organs available for transplant has progressively declined over the past five years, according to a new study.

2010-03-02 17:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The tradition of stepping has been a part of the African-American sorority and fraternity experience for decades.

2010-02-05 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- While many commemorate Valentine's Day with cards, candy and flowers, Pennsylvanians are encouraged to give the ultimate gift of love by signing up to become organ and tissue donors. With the support of the U.S.

2010-01-25 16:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the accomplishments and sacrifices of African Americans in Pennsylvania are celebrated during Black History Month, more than 2,550 individuals from the African-American community in need of organ or tissue transplantation face an uncertain future.

2010-01-12 14:39:00

Coordinating Highest Number of Donors Continues Organization's Role of Leading OPO in U.S. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ron Boris Jr. waited over four years for one phone call - a call that would save his life.

2009-11-24 19:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 20, junior featherweight boxer Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez received a fatal blow to the head during a title bout in Philadelphia.

2009-07-30 11:29:39

A UK hospital that combined its bereavement and donation services saw a forty-fold increase in tissue donations, such as corneas, in just five years, according to research in the August issue of Anesthesia.


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