“We knew it was the right thing to do and never gave it a second thought.”
"We are so grateful to our donor's family. Because of his gift, I get to kiss a miracle every day."
"The decision to remove Liam's ventilator was the most difficult decision we have ever had to make. However, when we were approached with the news that Liam could be a heart donor, we made the decision to donate without hesitation."
"I'm a lucky person and I'm going to do all I can for the rest of my living days to help facilitate as many people getting transplants as possible.”
"Going through with the surgery was the best thing I could have ever done, and I even grew three inches after the procedure. I think it’s safe to say that if I didn’t receive donor bone, I would be living a completely different life."
“We are so proud of our daughter and hold her memory high in our hearts. Though nothing will ever replace our dear Eva, we do take solace in the fact that her loving spirit gave new life to six others.”
"I am so humbled and grateful to the generous individual and family members who made these healthy additional years possible for me, and I work every day to be take good care of my body and be as kind to everyone as I can, to be worthy of this spectacular gift."
"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.”
Join Donate Life Wyoming for University of Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls Basketball games vs. the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, January 28th and Saturday, February 18th! We'll have a booth with great prizes and lots of info about organ, eye and tissue donation. If you haven't already, you can join the registry by showing your driver’s license. We'll be on site from 1pm-3pm. We hope to see you there! Click here for more info and to purchase tickets!
Save the date! The 2017 Donation Ambassador Workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 28th from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Donor Alliance Recovery Center. This clinically-focused class is designed for ICU/OR nurses, RT’s and other health care providers. Registration is free! Click here to register!
Last year was another remarkable year for organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Colorado and Wyoming with 139 generous organ donors making 424 lifesaving transplants possible. A total of 1,710 tissue donors also helped provide lifesaving and healing tissue to thousands in need, while a record 69.32% of Coloradans obtaining or renewing their driver license or ID said yes to registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.