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Beth Frenkel Tissue Navigator

Beth Frenkel Tissue Navigator

I am the tissue navigator for Gift from a Child (GFAC) program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I began my professional career as a licensed funeral director and then transitioned into being an advocate for organ and tissue donation for transplant as a liaison for medical examiners, coroners and funeral professionals for the Gift of Life Donor Program.

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Light That Seeps Through a Broken Heart

Light That Seeps Through a Broken Heart

Stories of Strength and Inspiration. They astounded me with their strength. The strength to rise above their grief and take action. Their unselfish desire to make it better for the next family and work towards the goal of there never being a next family.

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I Love You Always, Mom

I Love You Always, Mom

I Love You Always, Mom Dear Silas, I want you to know your very last wish is happening right now. There is a team of researchers, doctors, and specialists who...

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Except for Tissue

Except for Tissue

My Research Project Was Scrapped Due to Lack of Tissue I always knew I wanted to be a scientist. This meant that when I was younger, I loved watching movies...

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What Cancer Taught Me

What Cancer Taught Me

What Cancer Taught Me   Luke Reynolds won 1st Place in the2019 Ben Strauss Youth ProgramMiddle SchoolTeen Essay ContestThis is his winning essay What...

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Meet Melissa Williams -Tissue Navigator

Meet Melissa Williams -Tissue Navigator

I’m Melissa Williams, the new Tissue Navigator at Lurie Children’s Hospital. More than fifteen years ago I began a journey with donation. I worked for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network as a liaison with funeral directors and forensic professionals. At that time there were obstacles that were standing in the way of more organ and tissue transplants being performed. The improved communications with these important partners made it possible to increase the number of transplants that could be completed.

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