Gift of Life Donor Program Statement regarding Justin Wilson

Aug 26, 2015, 15:46 ET from Gift of Life Donor Program

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program extends our deepest condolences to the family of Justin Wilson. During this most difficult and tragic time Justin's family supported his decision to be an organ donor, which he had indicated on his driver's license.  This selfless act of giving by Justin and his family, allowed 6 organs to be transplanted, resulting in many individuals receiving the "gift of life."

The decision to give others a second chance at life, as demonstrated by Justin and his family, and thousands of other donors and their families across the country each year, continues to give hope to the more than 123,000 men, women and children who are currently waiting for their life saving organ transplant.

We encourage everyone to take Justin's lead and sign up to be an organ and tissue donor.  For more information on organ and tissue donation, or to register today, please visit  To find your state's registry, visit Donate Life America at

About Gift of Life Donor Program:  Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has coordinated more than 38,000 life-saving organ transplants and over 550,000 tissue transplants.  Gift of Life serves as the link between donors and patients awaiting life-saving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants for the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.  Serving nearly 11 million people in the region, Gift of Life's coordination of over 40 donors-per-million-population ranks among the highest in the world.  For more information, visit


SOURCE Gift of Life Donor Program