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About Jennifer

Jennifer Gelman is the director of Communications for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. She is responsible for creating and executing educational and awareness programs for LLF’s donor service area, along with overseeing the company’s volunteer program, and the relationship with Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration. With nearly ten years of experience in non-profit and cause-related marketing, on a national and local level, Jennifer is focused on raising awareness and creating an open dialogue about organ, eye and tissue donation throughout diverse communities the organization serves. Follow Jennifer on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jennifergelman

Don’t let myths delay your chance at saving a life

When people hear the words “organ donation” the first thing they think of are myths and misconceptions which they believe are true.  The fact is, there are more than 117,000 people waiting for a life saving organ transplant in the United … Continue reading

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Spring into Good Health

With Spring finally here, most of us focus on cleaning out our living spaces, whether it’s cleaning out the dusty basement or giving away clothes that don’t fit. The Living Legacy Foundation would like you to celebrate the start of … Continue reading

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MythBusters: Organ Donation is Against My Religion

Throughout the month of April, The Living Legacy Foundation will be addressing some of the myths and misconceptions heard when education our community about organ, eye and tissue donation. We hope you find these posts helpful and share them with … Continue reading

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World Kidney Day – March 14

At this moment, there are more than 117,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. In Maryland, of the more than 2,200 people waiting, nearly 1,800 are listed for kidney transplant. There are many health factors … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Holidays after a Loss

Some of us live from holiday to holiday; as soon as one is behind us we start thinking about the next. We anticipate and prepare as we look forward to celebration and togetherness.  After a loved one dies holidays can become … Continue reading

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Meet Devin – A Story of Overcoming Adversity

Devin was a typical 12-year-old boy with a passion for life, until an unfortunate accident put it on hold. One Sunday morning at church, Devin was pouring a cup of coffee when it suddenly slipped from his grasp and the … Continue reading

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Why the focus on organ, eye and tissue donation during National Hispanic Heritage Month?

In the United States almost 20,000 Latinos are waiting for organ transplants. Due to high rates of diabetes and hypertension, kidneys are the most needed organs. Each year, nearly 4,000 Latinos receive an organ transplant. However, a lack of donors … Continue reading

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