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Donate Life and Help PPMC Save Lives

Donate-LifeMore than 121,000 people in the United States are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and time is running out. Today, 18 of them will die because not enough organs are available for transplantation. Hundreds of thousands of others whose lives would benefit from the gift of tissue and eye donations continue to wait and hope. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 8,400 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

Recently, Penn Presbyterian joined the second phase of the HAP Donate Life Hospital Campaign as a Hospital Partner to work with organ donation organizations, state associations in the healthcare sector, and hospitals statewide to increase the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors by May 14.

“We’re excited to kick-off the campaign and help raise awareness about the critical need for organ donors,” said Diane Jones, BSN, RN, clinical nurse III in the MICU, PPMC Organ Donation Steering Committee Chair and clinical lead for the campaign at PPMC. “After a long and stormy winter season, it is nice to look forward to spring and be reminded of the good we can do promoting the gift of life.”

The involvement and support of our staff are needed. We are asking our entire hospital community to help save lives by joining with our partner organ donation organization in educating staff members, patients and their families, visitors, and the extended community outside our doors on the critical need for organ donation and providing opportunities for people to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Over the course of the campaign, PPMC will be hosting educational events in the hospital and throughout the community to raise awareness around this life-saving issue.

Joining the campaign is easy. If you aren’t already a donor, please take a few minutes today to add your name to our state’s donor registry. For more information or to register today, please visit To volunteer on PPMC’s campaign steering committee, please contact Diane Jones at

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Celebrate Service: National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions. Held this year from April 6 to 12, National Volunteer Week is abou...Full story

Donate Life

PAH Joins Phase II of HAP Campaign to Increase Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donor Registrations More than 121,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and time is running out. Today, 18 of them will die because not ...Full story

UPHS Annual Open Enrollment April 14-27

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All Employee Meetings

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