Jacksonville Transplant Alliance
The Jacksonville Transplant Alliance is a community of individuals and transplant-related organizations in the Northeast Florida area who are dedicated to supporting area transplant patients and providing donor education to those in our community.
National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving, from Friday through Sunday. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.
We invite you to share our social media posts and downloadable resources with your local communities and houses of worship (great to include in a program, newsletter or email communication). You can also reach out to the Jacksonville Transplant Alliance if you want to find out how to get involved in an existing virtual or in-person event.
For quick access to the most popular resources, click on the images below and save them to your computer or phone.
Go to Donate Life America to download resources such as Facebook cover photos and posts, Twitter and Instagram posts, printable flyers and more. Both religious and non-religious resources are available.
The JTA has some sad news to share about one of our board members. Frank Foster, a JTA board member since 2016, passed away Tuesday, August 31st, following many battles with skin cancer that eventually spread to other parts of his body.
Frank was a dedicated member of the JTA board as representative of the Jacksonville Lung Transplant Support Group. As a longtime lung recipient, Frank was a leader of his support group and was passionate about educating and helping his fellow lung recipients. He was also a devoted advocate for organ and tissue donation. And he loved being part of our Gift of Life Celebration. His friendly smile would typically be found happily greeting people as they checked in at the event.
We will greatly miss Frank, his uplifting spirit, his wit, and his thoughtful insights as a member of our group. Our prayers go out to Cherie Stofer, Frank’s family, and to all those who knew and loved him.
Cards may be sent to Cherie and the rest of his family to:
77 Privado Court
St. Augustine, FL 32095
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jacksonville Lung Transplant Support Group can be mailed to Cherie at he above address. Thank you.
Frank at the check-in table at the 2018 Gift of Life Celebration.
Signing up on your state registry means that someday you could save up tp 8 lives as an organ donor by giving the Gift of Life. When you register, most states let you choose what organs and tissues you want to donate, and you can update your status at any time.
Florida residents, you can register online to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.
If you're a U.S. resident outside Florida, you can locate your state's donor registry at OrganDonor.gov.
At any time, you can change your registration. Whether it's your contact information or your choice of organs or tissue to donate, Donate Life America offers a convenient way to edit your registration.
Our Facebook group is active, full of good information, and is the quickest and easiest way to get updates on our events and the latest transplant news. We are a private group so you must ask to join. Click below to join us!
Serving brunch at Gabriel House of Care - 2015