Living Donor David Walker and Recipient Nicole Stein. Submitted Photo.
Hamilton resident David Walker was honored at Gift of Life Donor Program’s Annual Living Donor Recognition Ceremony: “Gifts of Life, Acts of Love,” held February 22, 2020 at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, PA.
David Walker attended the ceremony with his recipient, Nicole Stein, and was recognized for his life-saving decision to become a living organ donor. The ceremony and luncheon honored those who selflessly donated a life-saving organ, such as a kidney or piece of their liver.
More than 40 pairs of living donors and recipients were joined by their family and friends as well as staff from the region’s hospitals.
The Living Donor Program at Gift of Life works in partnership with local hospitals to assist more than 5,000 people waiting in our region to obtain a life-saving organ transplant. The program provides information and education to medical professionals, the general public, patients and potential living donors in our region. Gift of Life staff work collaboratively with patients and participating transplant centers to promote and facilitate paired kidney donation transplants on both a local and national level.
If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining more information about living donation or the organ donation process, please visit donors1.org.
Gift of Life Donor Program is the non-profit, federally-designated organ procurement organization, working with 128 acute care hospitals and 15 transplant centers to serve 11.2 million people in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Thanks to its compassionate community, for the past 12 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 50,000 life-saving organs for transplant, and approximately 1.5 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.