Latest Organ donation taskforce Stories

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.

2009-01-15 09:58:00

1,152 gifts of life were transplanted because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan.

2008-09-20 21:00:32

A father who travelled to the Philippines in a bid to buy a kidney transplant has given his support to a system of presumed consent. But Mark Schofield said the debate over opting out has failed to fully explain to the public how they would be affected by any future change in the law.

2008-09-09 00:00:26

Today, more than 9,000 people in the UK need an organ transplant that could save or dramatically improve their life. Most are waiting for a kidney, others for a heart, lung or liver transplant. But less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year.

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