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.