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Staff Spotlight: Keenan Heyde

Keenan Heyde, Donation Consultant

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: Keenan Heyde

Position: Donation Consultant

Years at Donor Alliance: 13 years

Why you chose to work at Donor Alliance: I wanted to continue my work in donation (I worked at Bonfils Blood Center before DA) because this field is something I am very passionate about.

Why do you like working at Donor Alliance: I am honored to help fulfill our mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation every day. I am truly fortunate to work at Donor Alliance.

What does donation and transplantation mean to you: Saving lives, supporting grieving families, and helping honor the wish of all of those people who want to be donors.

Any direct connection to donation and transplantation: I was a long time platelet donor and was asked to participate in a granulocyte donation. I actually had to follow a 5 day regimen of prednisone before I could donate. I was told my recipient was a young cancer patient who needed these white blood cells. It was a powerful moment when I was told about my recipient. From that point on, I wanted to be more involved with the donation world.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working: I enjoy cycling, coaching a U14 girls soccer team, hiking, playing with my crazy dogs and exploring the Colorado craft beer scene.

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