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Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is proud to serve as the federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) that coordinates organ and tissue donation and services to families of donors in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Getting to ‘Yes’ & Working Together: Donation Coordinator

By |2018-12-05T20:10:26-06:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , , , |

A National Donate Life Month Story Series "You've Said 'Yes' to Donation. Now What?" is a National Donate Life Month story series that chronicles the ins and outs of the complex donation process. Journey with us during NDLM 2017 as we showcase the behind-the-scenes people who help turn tragedy into triumph by making donation happen. [...]

Getting to ‘Yes’ and Working Together: Community Outreach Specialist

By |2018-12-05T20:10:29-06:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , , |

A National Donate Life Month Story Series "You've Said 'Yes' to Donation. Now What?" is a National Donate Life Month story series that chronicles the ins and outs of the complex donation process. Journey with us during NDLM 2017 as we showcase the behind-the-scenes people who help turn tragedy into triumph by making donation happen. [...]

Forensics Connections Quarter 4 | 2016

By |2018-12-05T20:10:32-06:00December 29th, 2016|Categories: Forensics Connections|Tags: |

Download the Forensics Connections Newsletter for the 4th Quarter of 2016 The second issue of Forensic Connections introduces Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Ponni Arunkumar, MD, and addresses the role her office plays in supporting organ and tissue donation. In addition to stories about area forensic professionals, this issue includes a forensics-related case [...]

Connections Newsletter
Quarter 4 | 2016

By |2018-12-05T20:10:35-06:00December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Connections Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

Download the Connections Newsletter for the 4th Quarter of 2016 THIS ISSUE Donor Family Tribute Peoria Mayors for Hope Donor Memorial Garden Lifesaving Partners Awards The new Connections showcases our 2016 Lifesaving Partners Award honorees and recaps our "Portraits of Hope" Donor Family Tribute. It also reports on our Mayors for Hope campaign in [...]

Portraits of Hope Event Honors Donors, Family Members

By |2018-12-05T20:10:39-06:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Donor Family & Recipients, Events|Tags: , , , |

The 2016 edition of Portraits of Hope, our annual tribute to donor families and their loved ones, was held on Nov. 6 at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. During this moving event, more than 150 donor families and their friends gathered for a special day of hope and remembrance to honor their loved ones who [...]

Mount Sinai, Donor Family Honored for Donation Support

By |2016-10-13T20:55:59-05:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Donor Family & Recipients, Hospital Professionals|Tags: , , , , , |

In a moving April ceremony at Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Gift of Hope presented a Tragedy to Triumph Award to the family of organ and tissue donor Jonathan Pulido, who became a donor at Mount Sinai. Gift of Hope also took the opportunity to honor the hospital’s leadership and staff members for their tireless efforts in [...]

Donor Father Shares Story on ESPN Radio

By |2018-12-05T20:10:41-06:00August 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , , |

Samantha's Story - Saving Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation Tim Joos, whose daughter Samantha became a tissue donor in 2003, recently shared the moving story of Sam’s death and the decision he and his wife Deb made to donate her tissue as a guest on ESPN’s Sports Medicine Weekly, a Chicago radio show hosted by [...]

DuPage Board Honors Donor, Gift of Hope

By |2019-08-01T17:17:21-05:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Honors|Tags: , , |

The DuPage County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the importance of donation and honored a young donor and her family for their decision to turn tragedy into triumph. DuPage County Board Chairman Daniel Cronin read a proclamation observing National Donate Life Month, and Joseph Leone (second right), Deputy Chief of Operations for the Addison Fire Department, [...]

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

By |2018-12-05T20:10:42-06:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: Events, Hispanic Task Force|

August 1 marked the 16th annual observance of National Minority Donor Awareness Day, a special day set aside each year to call public attention to the critical need for people of Hispanic, African-American and other minority heritages to register as organ and tissue donors and share their decisions with their loved ones. Representatives from Gift of [...]

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