julio 10, 2018 - Facing an Unknown Future After Her Brother Gave Life

There are nearly 200 residents in Wyoming awaiting a lifesaving transplant. It’s scary facing a transplant, but Cary is fighting for her life each and every day. She knows the importance of saying “Yes” to organ, eye and tissue donation. She lost her younger brother and saw how through his decision to be a donor was able to save many lives because of organ donation.


julio 10, 2018 - A Personal Look at Organ Donation – 9NEWS – Denver, CO
There are thousands of people waiting for a life-saving transplant right here in our community. You can help spread the word about the importance of donation at an event this weekend.

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julio 06, 2018 - Triple Transplant Recipient Hopes to Inspire at 2018 Donor Dash – YourHub – Denver, CO

I am here today because my donor said yes. Just over ten years ago, I was in the hospital and only given a couple of weeks left to live. I have a rare protein folding disorder that is a form of familial Amyloidosis, which results in my body forming abnormally shaped proteins. The proteins can’t be metabolized so they clump together and get stored in various organs throughout the body. I had deposits in my kidney and liver, causing both to shut down, as well as in my heart, which compromised my blood flow. Thanks to my donor, after waiting on the transplant list for more than four months while I was in the hospital, I became just the 8th person in the country to receive a heart, liver and kidney in a triple transplant.

Read the story here.

junio 29, 2018 - IndyCar Driver Stefan Wilson Wants You To Donate Life – 9NEWS – Denver, CO

They were racing brothers…Stefan and Justin Wilson. An accident on the track took Justin’s life, but as an organ and tissue donor, his tragedy turned into a miracle for five other people. Stefan stopped by Colorado & Company to share the story of his brother’s legacy and how he now spreads the word about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

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mayo 04, 2018 - Kornfeld: Living organ donation enhances the donor’s life, too – Vail Daily – Vail, CO

I am one of the few people who walk into a hospital perfectly healthy to undergo major surgery. In 2004, I did just that. I donated a kidney to my father. Ten years earlier, he was one of the world’s first successful double-lung transplant recipients off a ventilator. The anti-rejection medications he took eventually destroyed his kidneys, and after a decade, he needed another transplant — this time a kidney. I was a perfect match.


abril 30, 2018 - Más de 500 Hispanos a las espera de un transplante – La Prensa de Colorado – Denver

Tras dar a conocer que en nuestra comunidad más de 500 hispanos están esperando un trasplante que les salve la vida, se llevó a cabo la celebraciónanual (en abril) del Mes Nacional de la Donación y fecha que tiene como objetivo crear conciencia sobre lo crucial que significa la donación de órganos, ojos y tejidos y el impacto que tiene para salvar y sanar a miles de personas cada año.


abril 26, 2018 - From a Life, a New Life is Drawn – The Daily Sentinel – Grand Junction, CO

Tanner Denton was on vacation with his family in Hawaii in 2016 when he went on an organ donation kick. There was not much of a sequitur to the conversation, according mother Allison McKissen. Her son — a 23-year-old Colorado Mesa University student and avid baseball fan — started asking all his relatives whether they were organ donors, asking even to see their driver’s licenses. “He was talking to everyone about it,” McKissen said. A few weeks later, when Tanner was fatally injured in a wreck on Redlands Parkway, his mother remembered his words.


abril 25, 2018 - St. Mary’s Raises Donate Life Flag To Honor Organ Donors – KREX 5 – Grand Junction, CO

Organ donation can save countless lives here and across the country. April is National Donate Life Month and St. Mary’s takes part in raising awareness for these selfless acts. St. Mary’s Medical Center and Donor Alliance are raising a Donate Life flag as a reminder of how important organ donations, like in the case of Tanner Denton, can be for many people. Wednesday afternoon, dozens gathered to pay tribute to Denton and how his organ donation saved 2 lives and impacted up to 70 lives through tissue donation.


abril 23, 2018 - Find hearts for organ donation – Cody Enterprise – Cody, WY

A local woman with firsthand knowledge of the benefits of organ donation is getting local businesses involved in an effort to raise awareness. Patricia Thomas recently handed out cork hearts to more than a dozen area businesses. People who go into a business that has a heart will have the chance to take a picture with the heart and posted it on social media with the hashtag #ShowYourHeart.


abril 23, 2018 - April is National Donate Life Month – Fox 31 – Denver, CO

April is National Donate Life Month. It’s a time to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. That’s something Justin Wilson’s family knows about. The IndyCar driver and Colorado resident died in a freak accident in 2015 during a race at Pocono Raceway. A piece of debris from a crash ahead flew back and hit his head. He later died. It was a devastating time for his younger brother, Stefan, who is also an IndyCar driver. But he is proud knowing that his brother was an organ donor who saved five lives. “Just the fact that those five families have got someone here with them today because of a decision that Justin made is pretty impactful,” Stefan said.