Navigation Links
Gift of Life Celebrates Saving Lives and Setting Records in 2007
Date:1/18/2008

1,054 gifts of life were transplanted because of the generosity of donors and their families

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 3-year-old Ally Heintz, of Perkiomenville, 2007 was a year that brought the greatest joy after what might have been the darkest low. Waiting for a multi-organ transplant, her parents Shane and Jill watched their young daughter teeter near death in April, hoping for a miracle.

That wish was answered just three months later in July, when her parents received a call that there was a life-saving transplant available for her. Since then, Ally has been on a steady road to recovery, and her parents are anxious to watch their little girl begin her life anew, thankful to the donor who made that possible.

Ally's story is just one of the hundreds that proved organ and tissue donation saved lives in 2007. Gift of Life Donor Program, the organ procurement organization for eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, has diligently worked with area health care providers and families for more than three decades to facilitate donation and promote it as a life-saving means, and last year proved to be one of the most successful years.

In 2007, the gifts of 389 generous organ donors helped Gift of Life coordinate a total of 1,054 life-saving transplants over the course of the year. This was able to take place because of those donors and their family members who looked past their own tragedies and chose to save or enhance someone's life, like Ally and many others.

Last year, Gift of Life also coordinated a record-setting 698 bone recoveries, 416 skin donations and 1,391 cornea donations, among countless other tissue recoveries that greatly improved the life of thousands of tissue recipients. While not as readily publicized as organ donation, these gifts are no less miraculous. Transplanted bone can help rebuild a damaged limb and save it from amputation. Donated corneas can restor
'/>"/>

SOURCE Gift of Life Donor Program
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Dunkin Donuts Celebrates the New Year by Supplying Goodies to Michigans American Red Cross
2. Slim-Fast Celebrates Weight Loss by Hosting Style Your Slim(SM) Fashion Show Featuring Real Women
3. Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House(R) at Front & Erie Celebrates Grand Opening
4. Methodist Mansfield Celebrates First Year
5. Masimo Celebrates 500,000th Pulse Oximeter Shipped
6. Kimberly Clark Professional Skin Care Plant Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Strong Heritage of Success in San Antonio
7. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Celebrates Local Moms-to-Be at Community Baby Shower
8. ALLDATA SHREDDING Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With A Grade From Clients
9. St. Jude Celebrates Next Frontier of Finding Cures With Grand Opening of Chilis Care Center
10. Slim-Fast Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Consumers Take Off the Weight
11. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Celebrates Passage of Proposition 15
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 The “Proteomics Market by ... Electrophoresis, Surface Plasmon Resonance, X-ray Crystallography) - Instruments, ... analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, ... the Rest of the World (RoW) , Browse ... 415 pages and in-depth TOC on “Proteomics Market ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared ... iPage ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/iPage/ ) is one of the ... , The manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com states, “It is ... Actually, these companies have outperformed their competitors on ... People can get the best web hosting at ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... regarding emails informing a taxpayer that their federal tax ... the email domain appears to come from the IRS, ... unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information. , ... few years now, an uptick in phishing activity is ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Bottom Line: Patients with advanced laryngeal cancer appear ... with surgery than nonsurgical chemoradiation. , Author: Uchechukwu ... of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and ... of laryngeal cancer are diagnosed each year and ... of these tumors. Prior to 1991, total surgical ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... a low or very low birth weight may be ... The findings, which appear in Diabetes Care , ... 2 diabetes in African American populations, which has a ... Boston University,s Slone Epidemiology Center followed more than 21,000 ... the course of 16 years, analyzing characteristics such as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:iPage Reviews Unveiled Online At Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Beware Of Phony “Tax Payment Rejected” IRS Emails 2Health News:Surgery associated with better survival for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer 2Health News:Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women 2
... HIV/AIDS infections had dropped 5.9 percent, but the disease still posed ... ,The state-run National Aids Control Council (NACC) said the rate fell ... the country's nearly 35 million people. ,"Of notable significance ... 60,000 in 2005 as well as the drop in HIV prevalence ...
... Drug Helpline was launched by the Minister for Social Justice ... International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. She ... us particularly to youth to combat this menace of drugs. ... a national survey through National Sample Survey Organisation to gather ...
... revealed that fruit, yoghurt, citric and soft drinks, may seem ... may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. ... of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on ... and prevention of the effects of tooth erosion are fundamental ...
... US Supreme Court seems set to leave its mark, ... Bush. ,It said on Monday that that it would ... equipment manufacturers approved by the federal government may be sued ... ,At the end of the case, the federal ...
... "morning after" pills to the poor. After just a ... has managed to offend a lot of people with ... after" pills to its newly expanded birth control program ... and dangerous illegal abortions. ,This announcement comes just ...
... becoming common everywhere. Only last fortnight it was reported that ... ft during a joyride and sustained grievous injuries in Chennai, ... ,But for a tree branch which checked her fall, ... aid facilities available, it was reported. ,Now comes ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Toll Free National Drug Helpline Launched 2Health News:Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth 2Health News:US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits 2Health News:Brazil Government New Health Offer 2Health News:Brazil Government New Health Offer 3Health News:Girls Feet Severed in Amusement Park Accident 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., ... independent members to its Board of Directors, enhancing ... of the company, a leading licensed producer of ... Internationally, Bedrocan has 13 years, experience in producing ... seven countries, including Canada. As ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced ... ("Nat") Ricciardi to the Company,s newly expanded Board of ... now comprises eight directors, three of whom are independent. ... years of experience working with emerging growth companies. He ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014  The National Association of Drug Diversion ... by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in ... Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful PSE sales and ... and make arrests. Data released by NPLEx shows ... blocked the sale of more than 23,478 boxes of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 2Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 4Kentucky's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2
... Microlite ventilated microcentrifuge combines powerful, quiet performance with ... microcentrifuge that gives you maximum value...MORE for LESS., ... up to 17,000 xg at speeds of 13,500 ... (0.5 mL) microtubes., More Features , ...
... speed of 10,000 rpm , G force ... single- and double-stranded DNA , 3 operation ... 12-position rotor holds 0.5-ml microcentrifuge tubes , ... Replaceable rotor , Safety Features , ...
... accommodate the deep-well Plate Rotor 2 x 96 ... 5600 x g for centrifuging QIAGEN 96-well plates. ... rotors are available from Sigma Laborzentrifugen GmbH for ... tubes, as well as 1.5 ml and 2.0 ...
... up to 25,000 x g for quick and efficient ... of use. The Model 5417 C is designed for ... room and can accommodate a variety of microcentrifuge rotors ... Spin up to 16,400 rpm; 25,000 x g ...
Medicine Products: