“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.”
“The decision to give a better quality of life to another was not something I had to think twice about. My husband Brad had decided long before to be a donor and had indicated it on his driver’s license. Besides that, my husband was one of the most generous people I’ve ever met—to let his organs go to waste when they could save someone else would have been yet another tragedy.”
“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.
Donor Alliance earned six Gold Leaf Awards from the Colorado Healthcare Communicators in recognition of outstanding communication programs, including the Grand Gold Leaf for efforts surrounding National Donate Life Month.
For the second year in a row, Colorado families of organ, eye and tissue donors and transplant recipients will escort a balloon float in the annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights in downtown Denver Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.