"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.”
“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.”
The Donor Dash is Donor Alliance's signature 5K run/walk to honor, celebrate and recognize those impacted by organ, eye and tissue donation. The 15th annual event is Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado's historic Washington Park!
In a robust display of grassroots support, local governments in Colorado and Wyoming are declaring April Donate Life Month in their cities. In addition to making the formal proclamations, local governments from Pueblo to Grand Junction to Casper and in between are activating a variety of awareness-building activities in their communities.
April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long observance honoring the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorating all transplant recipients in the United States. Celebrate and spread the word by adding a Donate Life badge to Facebook and Twitter or using tools from Donor Alliance's Community Toolkit!