“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.”
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.
It's time again for National Donate Life Month! This April we're asking everyone to "Show Your Heart" in support of organ, eye and tissue donation with a variety of events and promotions throughout the month! We are proud to offer all of you a very comprehensive online toolkit full of resources for NDLM. On this site you will find a myriad of resources from printable posters and flyers to newsletter articles, monitor & presentation slides and sample social media posts! Click here to see the NDLM site!
Donor Alliance President and CEO Sue Dunn has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors.