Transplant Recipient Stories

Staff Spotlight: Karley Beddoe

marzo 23, 2018

We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to let you learn more about who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. Name: Karley Beddoe Position: Tissue Donor Coordinator Years at Donor Alliance: […]

American Heart Month: Nearly Four Thousand Americans Waiting for Heart Transplants

febrero 15, 2018

February is American Heart Month. It is likely that you know someone who has been affected by heart disease with more than two thousand Americans dying every day of cardiovascular disease. There are currently nearly four thousand Americans waiting for a lifesaving heart transplant, nearly 100 of which are in Colorado and Wyoming. Eva Krynovich […]

2017 Rose Parade Float Rider – Jeff Leone

diciembre 28, 2017

This year, we are honored to have Jeff Leone represent us at the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Jeff is traveling from Denver to escort the 15th annual Donate Life Rose Parade float on January 1. Jeff will be joined by 24 other individuals from around the country whose lives have also been impacted […]

Wyoming Driver Services Employee Shares Personal Connection to Donation

septiembre 27, 2017

During DMV Appreciation Week, we join our counterparts around the country to honor the staff at Colorado and Wyoming Driver License offices for all of their hard work and efforts towards raising awareness of and increasing registrations for organ, eye and tissue donation. Nearly 200 Wyomingites await a life-saving transplant. Kely Nelson, staff member at […]

Video: Heart Recipient Writes Children’s Book

agosto 11, 2017

Receiving a heart transplant at just 2 years of age, Syriah wanted to give back. Working with her teacher at Northglenn High School, Syriah wrote a children’s book to help kids like her who were facing a transplant. Syriah presented that book along with others written by her classmates to the Transplant Center at Children’s […]

Heart Recipient rides in the “Daddy of ’em all!”

julio 21, 2017

Cheyenne Frontier Days PRCA Rodeo, truly the “Daddy of ’em all”, included a special cowboy again this year. Ryan Rochlitz, a CFD Alum and a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, competed again this year. He shared his story of receiving a life-saving gift. Ryan says, “People may not think about registering to be […]

Organ Donation Allows Grateful Dad to Spend Father’s Day with His Sons

junio 15, 2017

By Douglas Carlson, liver transplant recipient As a recipient of a life-saving liver transplant, when Father’s Day rolls around each year and I’m spending time – that I wasn’t sure I was going to get to have – with my sons, I like to reflect on my second chance at life, and to be thankful […]

Mexican Consulate in Denver celebrates National Blue and Green Day

mayo 4, 2017

On April 21, the Mexican Consulate in Denver hosted its second ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate National Blue & Green Day in an effort to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation within the Hispanic community. This special day in April encourages the public to dress in blue and green to raise awareness on the […]

Coloradans Celebrate Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation at 2016 9NEWS Parade of Lights

noviembre 29, 2016

This holiday season, Coloradans touched by organ, eye and tissue donation will be raising awareness for the cause and trying to inspire others to register at the 9News Parade of Lights. On December 2 and 3, nearly 50 Coloradans that have either had a family member become a donor, or who have received a transplant […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Yvette Matthews

septiembre 14, 2016

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 Yvette […]

In Celebration of National Minority Donor Awareness Week

agosto 1, 2016

By: Jaime Tellez, Cornea transplant recipient In 2008, at six years old, I developed aggressive cataracts on both eyes that grew so quickly that I was nearly blind within four weeks of being diagnosed. Soon after having surgery on both of my eyes, surgeons determined that I had cornea damage on my right eye from […]

Advocate Spotlight: Janet Rost

julio 29, 2016

In the fall of 2011, Janet Rost fell into end stage liver disease. Her doctor at the time encouraged her to complete her bucket list without delay, but thanks to the ultimate gift from someone she’ll never know, she is living life to the fullest with a new liver. Janet’s problems began when she unknowingly […]