"Jake always made the choice to live, to love and to laugh. It is by the grace of God, the love of family and friends and the compassion of complete strangers, that we survived losing him...I choose to keep Jake's spirit alive by facing each day just as he would have."
“Sometimes I listen to Gabriel’s heart beat through a stethoscope as he sleeps and have that profound feeling of knowing if it weren’t for someone making the decision to donate life, I would not have my son.” -Lisa, Gabriel's mom
“I would love to meet the family of my donor. I would hug them and tell them thank you for the gift they gave to me...I want to reassure others that donating tissue is lifesaving, not just life changing.”
"With time, I have realized what a great impact this unspeakably tragic event has had. With the gifts from my sister Perri, three lives were saved and many others have been changed. To me, there is nothing more special than the gift of life.”
“My son Tyler’s gifts will continue to give a better life to so many people; and knowing this has done so much for our family.”
“Thanks to my brother and living donor Harold, I can say I have had a healthy kidney with no rejection episodes for the past 13 consecutive years.”
Donor Alliance recorded another influential year in 2012, helping save the lives of nearly 400 people through organ donation and transplantation. Review the full year in our annual report.
Two Coloradans that received gifts of life-saving and life-healing organ and tissue transplants were among 30 individuals from around the country riding aboard the eleventh annual Donate Life Float in the nationally televised Rose Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, CA.
A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors, another record 1,177 tissue donors provided lifesaving and healing tissue and the Donate Life Colorado Organ and Tissue Donor Registry experienced the highest donor designation rate yet at 67.3% in 2013.