Take Two: How Hollywood’s Dramatic Storylines Impact Donation and Transplantation
Let’s talk about Hollywood and organ donation. You’ve likely seen a medical drama series or movie with an organ donation and transplantation storyline. But, more often than not, they don’t get it right. To better understand the impact these shows and movies have on their viewers, we sat down with Tenaya Wallace, founder of Donate […]
Hollywood Isn’t Reality – Fact Checking New Netflix Series, Chambers
Have you heard of the new horror series streaming on Netflix, Chambers? Maybe you’ve even started watching it. If not, the basic premise is a heart recipient takes on sinister characteristics of her donor. It stars Uma Thurman. While Hollywood is full of entertainment, it’s not always full of facts. Story lines centered around donation […]
Can transplanted organs be donated again?
What if healthy organs could save more than one life? For some on the waiting list for kidney and liver transplants, that dream could become a reality with some transplanted organs now able to be donated again
Know the Facts: The Organ and Tissue Transportation Process
In light of the recent news and attention surrounding a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight that turned around to return a human heart to Seattle, we wanted to share some information about the organ and tissue preservation and transportation process. While Donor Alliance cannot speak to that specific event as it’s out of our service area, […]
Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness: Colorado
In 2017, we conducted a study examining Colorado and Wyoming residents’ awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of the results on Donation Essentials. Our goal is to address and educate the public on the donation process, barriers to registration and all of the ways […]
Fact or Fiction: Do TV shows accurately portray organ, eye and tissue donation?
Before Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, there was ER and House M.D. For years, hospital and police dramas have been a prime-time television staple. While most popular TV series consult with real medical professionals to be able to realistically represent health-related storylines, that doesn’t always mean it’s medically accurate. TV dramas can only handle […]
Donor Alliance: 2017 Year in Review
For Donor Alliance, 2017 was another remarkable year for organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Colorado and Wyoming with an incredible 407 lives saved through organ donation and transplantation. Donor Alliance also worked with a record 1,752 tissue donors and their families to recover the lifesaving and healing tissue that will provide bone and […]
Donate Life Rose Parade Float Wins Theme Award
Celebrating its 15th anniversary delivering the message of the power of organ, eye and tissue donation, the 2018 Donate Life Rose Parade Float took home a prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade Theme Award for exhibiting the most outstanding presentation of the Rose Parade theme of “Making a Difference”.
Advocate Spotlight: Judy Thompson
Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. This month, we are featuring Judy […]
Video: Ellen Stoddard Keyes – Donor Mother
Have you ever donated a dollar or more to the Emily Keyes – John W. Buckner Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund? The fund bears the name of Ellen’s daughter Emily. In the midst of an unthinkable tragedy, Emily was able to donate the gift of sight. It’s a fact Ellen is very proud of. […]
‘Skip the Trip’ with new online services from Colorado DMV
Did you know, you can not only renew your driver license or ID online, twice, but you can schedule an appointment to visit the DMV or even submit a subpoena? The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Motor Vehicles recently introduced MyDMV.colorado.gov, including 11 new online services, and the expansion of existing online offerings from […]
IN THE NEWS: The top organ, eye and tissue donation stories from around the nation in July
July’s biggest organ, eye and tissue donation news and stories from around Colorado, Wyoming and the U.S.: Donor Alliance’s Donor Dash holds special meaning for Eric Studesville In partnering with Donor Alliance, which sponsors the Donor Dash, Studesville found an outlet to help their memory live on. “I wanted to do something to continue the […]