Transplant Recipient Stories
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: 1 year in May!
Why you chose to work at DA: I chose to work at Donor Alliance because of my personal connection to transplantation. After my mom received her liver transplant I became very passionate about organ and tissue donation and thought I would be able to make an impact saving lives through this work.
Why do you like working at Donor Alliance: I love working at Donor Alliance because of the staff. Working for such a highly engaged organization means the world to me. It’s great working with such positive, energetic individuals on a daily basis. Plus, the work we do is so meaningful it really makes me feel purposeful.
What does donation and transplantation mean to you: It means EVERYTHING. My mom was saved because someone’s loved one said ‘yes’ to donation. My mom is my best friend, and being able to have extra time with her is incredible. I will continue to honor my moms donor as long as I’m alive and help spread the importance of organ and tissue donation to others.
Connection to donation and transplantation: My mom is a liver recipient. 2 years in July!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working (hobbies and such): When I am not working I enjoy playing with my new labradoodle puppy, Moose! I also enjoy golfing in the summer months, and hanging out on patios!