Gift of Hope honors organ, tissue donors during National Donate Life Month

2021-04-01T10:11:51-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release, Uncategorized|

ITASCA, Ill. – April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM), a time designated to honor organ and tissue donors and celebrate the lives saved through the gift of donation. Throughout the month, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network will work with its donation partners and advocates in Illinois and [...]

Gift of Hope joins SHIELD Illinois to expand statewide COVID-19 testing

2021-03-17T14:28:40-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Press Release, Uncategorized|

ITASCA, Ill. – Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network today announced its partnership with SHIELD Illinois to serve as one of seven labs across the state enabling broader distribution of the University of Illinois’ saliva-based COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. Government and educational institutions who have contracted with [...]

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, IMD Guest House Provide Transplant Patients a ‘Home Away from Home’

2020-12-18T12:07:52-06:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Press Release, Uncategorized|

Partnership provides transplant patients and their families a safe and affordable room while receiving treatment in Chicago ITASCA, Ill.—December 18, 2020 — A safe, welcoming and affordable place for transplant patients and their families to stay while receiving medical treatment away from home is critical, especially when faced with the [...]

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Announces New Chief Executive Officer

2020-08-19T10:20:55-05:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Press Release, Uncategorized|

New leader brings experience as trauma surgeon to organ and tissue procurement organization ITASCA, Ill.—August 19, 2020 — The Board of Directors of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, a not-for-profit organization that serves organ and tissue donors and their families, is pleased to announce that it has selected [...]

COVID-19

2020-03-16T16:50:24-05:00March 16th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Dear donation partners and advocates As you  are  aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local  governments and health agencies are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations [...]

A Record-Breaking Year

2020-02-03T11:47:56-06:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Partners, News & Events, Press Release|Tags: , |

Gift of Hope Raises the Bar on Donation - 3,200 Tissue Donors Sets New Mark Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network helped save and enhance more lives through organ and tissue donation in 2019 than in any other year in its history. During the year, 450 people offered the gift of life through organ [...]

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Raises the Bar and Sets New Records for Organ and Tissue Donation

2019-01-31T16:06:54-06:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|

ITASCA, Ill. (Jan. 10, 2019) –  In 2017, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network made history by offering a record number of people the opportunity to say “yes” to becoming organ and tissue donors. Those records were shattered in 2018, with a 67 percent increase in tissue donors and 14 percent increase in organ [...]

Obama Administration to implement Actions to Reduce the Organ Waiting List

2018-12-05T20:10:44-06:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network applauds the Obama administration announcement to implement key actions to reduce the organ waiting list. Itasca, Ill. (June 13, 2016) - More than 120,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ. Today’s announcement outlined a new set of actions intended to improve outcomes for [...]

Gift of Hope Honors North Suburban Business

2018-12-05T20:10:54-06:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Gift of Hope Offers Thanks to North Suburban Business For Support of Organ and Tissue Donation In a twist on Giving Tuesday, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, normally on the receiving end of things in its work to recover and place donor organs with waiting recipients, publicly thanked a Highland Park, Ill., business on [...]

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