News and Media Relations

February 6, 2024 – “Donate Life” license plates are now available

The non-profit organization Donor Alliance and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have teamed to offer special “Donate Life” Wyoming license plates.

February 6, 2024

The Cheyenne Post – Donate Life Specialty Plate Inspires Wyomingites to Save and Heal Lives

A Uinta County father and son’s diligence to raise awareness around organ, eye, and tissue donation can now be seen on vehicles across Wyoming. “Each Wyomingite who installs the Donate Life Wyoming license plate on their vehicle is literally saving and healing lives,” said Jennifer Prinz, President and CEO of Donor Alliance.

February 6, 2024

The Kemmerer Gazette – A new lease on life and chance to help others

Bryson Quinney, Lyman, received a new lease on life and the chance to grow and play like a normal boy when he received his heart transplant some time ago. This transplant didn’t come easily, and he was on the list for a donor for some time before he received his heart transplant. But the outcome has been tremendous for Bryson and his parents, Eric and Jennylin Quinney.

February 6, 2024

KGWN – TV – Wyoming News Now

Bryson Quinney, a young heart recipient, and his father Eric Quinney championed a Donate Life specialty license plate in Wyoming with the help of state lawmakers to spark conversations among Wyomingites about the power of donation. In January, Donor Alliance was proud to announce the new specialty plate launched in Wyoming to inspire more residents to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

February 6, 2024

Cowboy State Daily – Wyoming Teen Born With Half A Heart Champions New ‘Donate Life’ License Plate

Lyman's Bryson Quinney was born with half a heart and was saved by a heart transplant in 2020. Now he and his father are champions for organ and tissue donation, including pushing for Wyoming’s new “Donate Life” license plates.

February 6, 2024

Cheyenne Post – Wyoming and Colorado organ donations increase by more than ten percent

The number of lives in the Mountain West saved by organ donation continues to rise. According to the nonprofit Donor Alliance, there were 918 organ transplants in Wyoming and Colorado in 2023. That's a 10.6 percent increase over the year before. Those transplants came from 307 donors.

January 19, 2024

The Torrington Telegram – Become a Hero Today

According to WYDOT, anyone interested in increasing awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation may apply for the new, distinctive “Donate Life” license plates. “When you say ‘yes’ to registering as an organ and tissue donor, it is an opportunity for another life to be saved and healed. You’re giving someone a second chance at life. Every year, organ and tissue transplants provide hope to tens of thousands of people suffering from disease, injury, or trauma,” Heather Burke, Donor Alliance Public Relations and Communications Manager told the Telegram.

January 16, 2024

KNBC – TV Los Angeles – 2024 Rose Parade in Pasadena

The world-famous Rose Parade took place for the 135th year in Pasadena. NBC4’s Lauren Coronado reports on January 1, 2024.

January 8, 2024

Colorado Community Media – Family formed after life-saving organ transplant raises awareness for donations in Parker

"Melanie Merrill worked in the transplant department at a children’s hospital in California when Pochie, an infant in foster care, was admitted for an organ transplant. 

The surgery, more than a decade ago, would unknowingly change both of their lives for the better. "

January 8, 2024

Cheyenne Post – Donor Alliance Awards WYDOT Driver Services Employees for Saving & Healing Lives

"Nearly All Organ & Tissue Registrations Come Through Wyoming Driver Services.

Registration as an organ and tissue donor is a crucial component to Donor Alliance’s mission of saving and healing lives in the region."

January 8, 2024

Wyoming Public Media – A Douglas woman will ride in the Rose Parade, advocating for organ donation

"Organ donation saved Douglas resident Rhonda Hill’s life. She’s been an advocate for the Donor Alliance nonprofit since a kidney and pancreas donation in her thirties gave her a new lease on life. On New Year’s Day, Hill will represent the Donor Alliance and Wyoming in the Rose Parade hosted in Pasadena, California. Wyoming Public Radio’s Jeff Victor is no stranger to organ donation himself; he gave a kidney to his father five years ago."

January 8, 2024

KOSI 101.1 – Rhonda Hill will Represent Donate Life at the 2023 Rose Parade

Donor Alliance discussed Rhonda Hill representing Colorado and Wyoming on the Donate Life OneLegacy Float at the Rose Parade.