WELCOME TO A GIFT OF LIFE

A Gift of Life, The Heart and Lung Transplant Support Group, Inc. provides temporary financial assistance to patients in the Heart and lung transplant program at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

A Gift of Life also engages in educational and informational activities on behalf of the organization to raise awareness of the importance of organ donations.


BECOME AN ORGAN DONOR

Each day, approximately 79 people receive organ transplants; however 21 will die because of the shortage of donated organs. Organ donation and transportation provide a second chance at life for thousands of people each year…

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YOU CAN HELP

A Gift of Life depends on the generosity of people like you. A Gift of Life depends on the generosity of people like you. Please consider selecting A Gift of Life Heart and Lung Transplant Support Group to help support efforts of financial assistance to those waiting for a heart or lung transplant…

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A GIFT OF LIFE EVENTS

A Gift of Life holds events, support groups, informational meetings and more throughout the year. Please continue to check back with us for updates. If you or a loved one are waiting for a transplant at New York Presbyterian Hosptial in NYC, please sign up for the Hospital’s quarterly newsletter that lists the Educational Classes and Support Group meetings…

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STORIES FROM TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

  • “My name is Gary Southard and I am alive today because of my Gift of Life, I received from a wonderful lady I never knew. That gift was a heart that I received on September 27, 2006, I was three years on the transplant list everyday wondering if I would live to see another day, that was a long three years for me and my family…”

    Gary Southard

  • “When I was put on the waiting list in 1991. I was told that, with the rarest blood type, I could wait a long time. As time progressed, I always felt confident, but the last two months of the 10 month wait I was reduced to a bare minimum of energy. However, my trust in the Lord kept my confidence level up…”

    James Flynn

  • “Growing up with a congenital heart condition made the first 47 years of my life difficult. I was unable to participate in any sports. I was unable to do anything that would exert myself. While growing up I had several open heart surgeries the first was at age 4 in 1964 two more to follow they were never able to get me to repair the…”

    Paul J Witte

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