Howard M. Nathan, left, President and CEO of Gift of Life, with Grundy Senators players, club president David Coyne and Jacquelyn Kates, family support counselor at Gift of Life.

BRISTOL BOROUGH >> The Gift of Life Donor Program honored the Grundy Senators Ice Hockey Club of Bristol on June 8 with its Joseph Colfer Donor Awareness Award.

The award, presented during the annual Volunteer Ambassador Recognition Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, recognized the team for its outstanding efforts as youth promoting awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

The ceremony celebrated the contributions of more than 180 dedicated Gift of Life volunteers throughout the region.

The Gift of Life Donor Program is a nonprofit, federally-designated organ procurement organization serving 11.2 million people across the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Its annual donation rate ranks among the highest in the world.

Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 47,000 life-saving organs for transplant, and approximately one million tissue transplants have resulted from the generosity of donors and their families.

One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people, and a tissue donor can improve the lives of more than 75 others. For more information or to register, visit

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