About Our Organization
Gift of Life Donor Program is the region’s non-profit organ and tissue donor program which serves as the link between those who want to be organ and tissue donors and those who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant at one of the 15 regional transplant hospitals. Serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 44,500 organ transplants since 1974.
There are more than 117,000 men, women and children across the country waiting for heart, kidney, liver, lung, intestinal and pancreas transplants, including more than 5,400 in our region. Tens of thousands of other patients benefit from cornea, tissue and bone grafts each year as a result of individuals saying yes to tissue donation. Despite the many people who do say yes to organ and tissue donation, 20 people die every day waiting for a transplant.
Proceeds received through fundraising for the Donor Dash benefit Transplant Foundation, the charitable foundation supporting the mission of Gift of Life Donor Program. Funds raised at the Donor Dash support numerous programs and activities to increase organ and tissue donor awareness, as well as provide services to donor and recipient families. This includes sponsorship of Team Philadelphia's participation in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America and the Gift of Life Family House. For more information on the Gift of Life Family House, please visit giftoflifefamilyhouse.org.
The ability to save or enhance the quality of life for patients depends on more individuals giving consent to organ and tissue donation.
There are two easy ways to register as an organ donor:
1. Say YES when you receive or renew your license or state ID.
2. Sign up online at our website, donors1.org/registry.
Interested in volunteering for the Donor Dash? Click here to learn more information about all of the volunteer opportuintes for the Donor Dash and Gift of Life Donor Program.