June 13, 2024

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June 13, 2024

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a living kidney donor? In this free program, you’ll learn how to connect with a transplant center, know what to expect throughout the living donor evaluation and hear living donors share their stories.

The purpose of this program is to provide education about living kidney donation, how to get evaluated as a living donor, and what to expect during the process.

The program goes over:

  • The evaluation process
  • Surgery and donation
  • Life after donation
  • Finances and insurance

The presenters will be:

  • Dr. Alan Hawxby – Transplant Surgeon, AdventHealth
  • Jennifer Lurie – Living Donor Social Worker, AdventHealth
  • Jessica Coleman – Living Donor & Paired Exchange Coordinator – AdventHealth

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from living donors about their experience and ask questions.

To register: kidney.org/BLD-7-16-2024

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When a kidney donation is the only option.

How did Kevin and his son, Ryan, gain more time together through kidney donation?

Kevin Harris faced kidney disease for years. When two people made the decision to be living donors, it turned Kevin’s wait for a kidney into hope. Thanks to altruistic organ donors, Kevin was given two more chances at life, 20 more birthdays, and countless memories. Kevin was also able to create more cherished memories with his son, Ryan Harris, a former Denver Bronco and Super Bowl 50 champion. 

Making a broader impact.

Organ donation not only saves lives, it also has a ripple effect. Loved ones, friends, and acquaintances are able to have more time than they otherwise would not have had with the transplant recipient. In Kevin’s case, his kidney donations allowed him to resume his life. He could witness his son’s wedding, Super Bowl win, and the joy of becoming a grandparent.Ryan Harris and his Father, Kevin, who received a kidney donation from 2 people.

“Registering as a donor after passing away is a simple gift to give all fathers out there this Father’s Day. To all the fathers on the waitlist, all the fathers with family members on the waitlist, and the fathers who may potentially need transplants in the future, you are giving the greatest gift of their life.”

In conclusion, Father’s Day serves as a powerful reminder of the significance of organ donation and the profound impact it can have on the lives of fathers and their families. By registering as organ donors, we can give the ultimate gift to fathers in need, providing them with hope, and more time. Organ donation allows fathers on the waitlist to witness milestones, celebrations, and the joys of parenthood. This Father’s Day, let us honor fathers by educating ourselves about becoming an organ and tissue donor, sharing our decision with our families, and saying “yes” the next time we obtain our driver license or state ID. Together, we can make a lasting difference and contribute to the precious gift of life for fathers and countless others in need.

You can also make the decision to gift the gift of life today. Register as an organ and tissue donor and contribute to saving and healing lives. One person can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save and heal up to 75 lives through tissue donation.

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June 6, 2024

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June 4, 2024

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June 4, 2024

Donor Alliance will have a table at the Levitt Pavilion for Brazil Day! Join us for an evening of sights, sounds and even tastes of Brazil as Brazil Day returns to Levitt Pavilion. Don’t miss this full blown Carnaval style samba dance party under the stars.

June 4, 2024

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June 4, 2024

Donor Alliance will have a table at the Colorado Springs Kidney Walk! Come out and show support for kidney disease.

June 4, 2024

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June 4, 2024

Donor Alliance will have a table at the Colorado Springs Kidney Walk! Come out and show support for kidney disease.

June 3, 2024

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June 3, 2024

Donate Life Wyoming and the Casper Spuds partner together to show support for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Come out to the baseball game for a fun evening along the Platte River and grab some free swag!

May 31, 2024

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May 31, 2024

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died after a swing got wrapped around her neck say it gives them comfort to know a part of her lives on and has helped save lives.

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