Donation Essentials Blog

April 1, 2024

#ShineALight for National Donate Life Month to illuminate the importance of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Join us this April 2024 as we #ShineALight for National Donate Life Month! This April is the 21st Anniversary of National Donate Life Month. Established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003, Coloradans and Wyomingites join the national effort to honor the generosity of our heroic donors and their families, celebrate with […]

March 7, 2016

In Honor of National Kidney Month

This March, in honor of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day on March 10, we urge Colorado and Wyoming residents to think about the health of their kidneys. Kidneys work as the body’s chemical purifier, filtering waste from 150 quarts of blood a day and performing vital functions that help direct red blood cell […]

March 2, 2016

Tiffany’s Story

Diagnosed with complete cirrhosis of the liver and told by doctors to get her affairs in order, Tiffany’s life was saved because her hero said yes to organ, eye and tissue donation. “I want to encourage others to understand the importance of this incredible gift of donation.” she says, “My transplant has allowed me a […]

February 29, 2016

Carmen Tarleton – Facial Transplant Recipient

As part of our Donation Summit program we were honored to have face transplant recipient Carmen Tarleton as a special guest speaker. In 2007, Carmen was brutally attacked with lye by her estranged husband. In 2013 she underwent a ground-breaking face transplant. Now, Carmen travels around the world to tell others about her story of […]

February 14, 2016

Donor Alliance celebrates National Donor Day with 9 News

National Donor Day, celebrated on Feb. 14, is an observance that honors organ and tissue donors, celebrates the lives of recipients and recognizes the more than 122,000 Americans and 2,700 Coloradans who are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Donor Alliance Advocates for Life volunteer Joe Drennan, of Highlands Ranch, celebrated his 43rd wedding anniversary […]

February 8, 2016

Donor sister letter to the editor: Say “yes”

We thank Melanie, of Fort Collins, for sharing her heartfelt advocacy for the cause of organ, eye and tissue donation with her hometown newspaper over the holidays. Melanie is the sister of an organ donor; check out her message: Letter: Say “yes” to organ, tissue donation Between the gift-buying frenzy and holiday festivities, it can […]

February 8, 2016

36K African Americans Wait For Transplants

In celebration of Black History Month, we recognize the more than 36,000 African Americans who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant right now. In our community alone there are more than 250 African Americans waiting for an organ transplant. Transplants matches made within the same ethnic group can be more compatible, which is why it’s […]

October 9, 2015

Vinny Castilla Public Service Announcement

Heroes say yes! Thank you to baseball great and Colorado hometown hero Vinny Castilla for supporting organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. You can learn more and register as a donor at DonateLifeColorado.org!

July 31, 2015

Thousands Celebrate the Gift of Life at 2015 Donor Dash

On July 19th, Donor Alliance hosted the 16th Annual Donor Dash at Washington Park in Denver. More than 4,600 registered participants gathered to support and spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. The Donor Dash is a 5K run/walk to honor the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of organ, […]