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Press Releases from LifeLine Pilots (3 total)

40 Years of Free Medical Flights

An Illinois pilot’s idea 40 years ago has led to more than 8,900 flights to help people in need. "Pilots have a special skill and my hope is that they will use this skill outside of the limits of their life and make a difference in somebody else's life,” says Wanda Whitsitt, founder of LifeLine Pilots. In 1981, Wanda had the idea to help people in times of medical need


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/28/20 LIFELINE PILOTS PARTNERS WITH MEND TOGETHER Not all cancer treatment is close to home, but traveling a long distance for life-saving care can be an expensive burden on a family. Every year LifeLine Pilots has flown dozens of cancer patients to treatment centers in an effort to bring them closer to hope. The Illinois-based non-profit facilitates free air transportation for people with medical or humanitarian needs throughout 10 states

Volunteer Pilots Fly Veteran & Daughter for Kidney Transplant

When father and daughter needed to travel more than 800 miles for a kidney transplant, they contacted LifeLine Pilots to make the trip possible. George Campbell, a Vietnam Veteran, learned that he had been approved to receive his daughter’s kidney in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The joy was soon overcome with concern of how they would make the trip from Minnesota to the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh,

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