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Gift of Life Donor Program

Suburban Community Hospital is participating in the 2021 Donor Challenge, if you are interested in becoming an donor, please go to www.donors1.org

The 2021 HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge—April 1 to April 30

HAP’s 2021 Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge, will begin April 1, 2021, in conjunction with National Donate Life Month.

In the United States there are over 100,000 individuals waiting desperately for an organ transplant. Sadly, many of them will never receive this. Making the decision to become an organ donor is not an easy one and is deeply personal. It is also a very significant decision that one makes that has the ability to affect another individual’s life. There are many myths surrounding organ donation, so it is important to know and understand the facts before making this decision. Education and awareness are extremely important.

That is why Suburban Community Hospital is proud to announce their participation in HAP’s 2021 Donate Life Hospital Challenge. HAP, which is the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and the Gift of Life Donor Program—to support this very important cause. The challenge runs from April 1st through April 30th 2021.

The HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospital and community. Hospitals will be acknowledged for their efforts. We here at Suburban are honored to be part of such a worthy cause! For the past several years we have participated in this event and awarded the platinum award for our efforts! We hope to surpass this in 2021!

For more information on Organ Donation, how you can help or to register, please see below:

Register as an Organ Donor in PA. If you're at least 18 years old, you can register to become a tissue and organ donor in Pennsylvania at any time. You can register as an organ donor online or in person at your local PA DOT photo center.

www.dmv.org/pa-pennsylvania/organ-donor.php

organdonor.gov

About Gift of Life Donor Program (GOL)

Gift of Life Donor Program is the non-profit, federally-designated organ procurement organization, serving 11.2 million people in Delaware, southern New Jersey and the eastern half of Pennsylvania. Thanks to its compassionate community, for the past 11 years, Gift of Life has coordinated the most life-saving organs for transplant in the United States. Its annual donation rate ranks among the highest in the world. Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 47,000 life-saving organs for transplant, and approximately one million tissue transplants have resulted from the generosity of donors and their families. One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people, and a tissue donor can improve the lives of more than 75 others. For more information or to register, visit donors1.org.

Mission Statement and Core Values

At Gift of Life, we have one overarching mission: to save lives.

Additional links:

https://www.donors1.org/get-involved/signature-events/donor-dash/

https://www.donors1.org/learn-about-organ-donation/

https://www.dot2e.penndot.gov/od_services/odlogin.jsp#top?20210324210910156=20210324210910156

https://www.haponline.org/Quality-Safety/Making-Excellent-Better/Donate-Life-Hospital-Challenge

If you have any questions, please contact dash@donors1.org