Category Archives: Events/Observances

Read about recent or upcoming events and activities related to organ and tissue donation in Colorado and Wyoming.

  1. Video: Kate Geer – 2017 Rose Parade Float Rider

    We’re honored to have Kate Geer and her family represent us at the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade​. Kate will travel from Grand Junction to ride on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float​ on Monday, January 2 in honor of her husband Derek Geer, a Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line… Read More

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  2. Wyoming Donor Family Tribute: Lives Transformed

    On Saturday, August 27th the Wyoming Donor Family Tribute was held at Camp Wyoba on Casper Mountain. The beautiful and serene surroundings provided the perfect setting for us to gather with our wonderful Wyoming donor families to celebrate the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors in the Cowboy State. In all, 16 donor families… Read More

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  3. Celebrating National Donate Life Month in Wyoming

    National Donate Life Month was a huge success in the state of Wyoming this year! Natrona County DA and heart recipient, Mike Blonigen, helped us kick off the month with a flag raising ceremony at Wyoming Medical Center. Elsewhere across the state, there were celebrations and tributes recognizing the importance of organ, eye and tissue… Read More

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  4. Día del Nino: Celebrate the lives of children saved by organ, eye and tissue donation

    Día del Niño (Children’s day), a Mexican observance celebrated on April 30th, is dedicated to honoring and appreciating children. At Donor Alliance, we are celebrating the lives of the more than 47 thousand children in the U.S. who have received a second chance at life through organ, eye and tissue donation. In our community alone,… Read More

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  5. Transplant recipient letter to the editor: Celebrate National Donate Life Month

    We thank Nieves, of Alamosa, for sharing her heartfelt advocacy for the cause of organ, eye and tissue donation with her hometown newspaper, The Valley Courier, earlier this month. Nieves is a liver transplant recipient; read her message: Letter: Celebrate National Donate Life Month this April at Alamosa Tree Planting After being diagnosed with kidney… Read More

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  6. Natrona County DA speaks about his heart transplant

    Natrona County, Wyoming District Attorney Michael Blonigen is ready to speak about the life-saving gift he received last fall. Suffering from multiple heart complications after undergoing bypass surgery, stints and even a pacemaker, Blonigen was told by his doctors that his heart was only working at 10% capacity and that he would need a life-saving… Read More

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  7. Colorado Springs organ donor’s family honored at “National Donate Life Month” ceremony

    Every year, countless lives in Southern Colorado are saved and improved through the gift of life: organ, eye and tissue donation. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services held their flag raising ceremony on Thursday, April 21st to honor organ, eye and tissue donors, families and recipients and observe April as National Donate Life Month. Among the crowd… Read More

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  8. Paint the Town Blue and Green

    Did you notice a your neighborhood dressing more colorful than usual last week? On April 15th, people all over the country celebrated Blue and Green Day by breaking out their best blue and green outfits to show their support for and bring awareness to organ, eye and tissue donation. Colorado and Wyoming were no exception,… Read More

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  9. Donor Alliance Motored to the 2016 Denver Auto Show!

    Donor Alliance had a great presence as an exhibitor at the Denver Auto Show – and this year Donor Alliance was surrounded by Camp Jeep to one side, and luxury marquees (with at least two one-million dollar cars on display) on the other. The new booth area helped to increase awareness of and dialogue around… Read More

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  10. Vote for the 2016 Donor Dash Race Shirt

    The time to vote is now! Here are our 3 finalists for the 2016 Donor Dash shirt design contest! Vote on our Facebook page (Colorado & Wyoming) You can also vote on our Twitter (@DonateLifeCO & @DonateLifeWY) and Instagram (@DonateLifeCO & @DonateLifeWY) pages! Voting ends at noon on Friday, April 1st! Still need to register… Read More

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  11. In Honor of National Kidney Month

    This March, in honor of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day on March 10, we urge Colorado and Wyoming residents to think about the health of their kidneys. Kidneys work as the body’s chemical purifier, filtering waste from 150 quarts of blood a day and performing vital functions that help direct red blood cell… Read More

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  12. Donor Alliance celebrates National Donor Day with 9 News

    National Donor Day, celebrated on Feb. 14, is an observance that honors organ and tissue donors, celebrates the lives of recipients and recognizes the more than 122,000 Americans and 2,700 Coloradans who are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Donor Alliance Advocates for Life volunteer Joe Drennan, of Highlands Ranch, celebrated his 43rd wedding anniversary on… Read More

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  13. 36K African Americans Wait For Transplants

    In celebration of Black History Month, we recognize the more than 36,000 African Americans who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant right now. In our community alone there are more than 250 African Americans waiting for an organ transplant. Transplants matches made within the same ethnic group can be more compatible, which is why it’s… Read More

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