News and Media Relations

May 31, 2024

People Magazine – Parents of Girl Who Died After Swing Accident Say Her ‘Heart is Beating Somewhere’ Thanks to Organ Donation

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died after a swing got wrapped around her neck say it gives them comfort to know a part of her lives on and has helped save lives.

May 31, 2024

9NEWS – Fort Collins parents honor 5-year-old daughter’s life through organ donation

“I am proud of my daughter,” Aurora Masters' mother said. “I was already proud, but she's still giving, and that helps me a little bit.”

May 3, 2024

Colorado Community Media – Harmonica jam sessions help Highlands Ranch lung transplant recipient, others, to heal

A weekly gathering of harmonica players is more than just music for Dean Hutto. It’s a reminder he was given a second chance at life. 

May 3, 2024

The Cheyenne Post – Donor Dash Brings Wyomingites Together to Celebrate the Gift of Life

The 2024 Wyoming Donor Dash honored heroic organ and tissue donors and their families, celebrated the lives of transplant recipients, and recognized those who continue to wait for a lifesaving and healing transplant. Currently, nearly 150 Wyomingites are waiting for an organ transplant and thousands more are in need of a tissue transplant, which provides hope to those suffering from injury, disease, trauma or blindness.

May 3, 2024

Oil City News – Donor Dash brings Wyomingites together

On Saturday, April 20, Donor Alliance, the nonprofit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation for transplantation in most of Wyoming and Colorado, hosted its annual Wyoming Donor Dash with 380 Wyomingites at the Tate Pumphouse.

May 3, 2024

Casper Start Tribune – At the end of Donate Life month, one Casper woman shares the impact of her brother’s donation

Donor Alliance advocate volunteer Cary Galvin shares her brother’s story with the Casper Star-Tribune on Donor Remembrance Day. Her younger brother, Michael, passed away in 2016 after suffering a brain aneurysm. During this dark time, there was one bright spot. Michael was able to save five lives with the donation of his lungs, heart, and kidneys.

May 3, 2024

CBS Colorado – Nearly 1,300 in Denver metro area in need of life-saving organ and tissue transplants

Donors are being honored during the month of April along with their families for National Donate Life Month. On Friday, these donors were acknowledged with a Donate Life Flag Ceremony.

May 3, 2024

Denver 7 News – ‘He’s my hero’: During National Donate Life Month, Colorado mother shares her son’s story

April is National Donate Life Month — a chance to honor and remember those who gave the ultimate gift, while raising awareness about organ and tissue donation. Kristen Adcock lost her middle son, Connor, in October of 2017. Connor would be turning 26 years old this year.

April 19, 2024

Wyoming Tribune Eagle – What’s with all the green and blue this April in Colorado and Wyoming?

In a vibrant display, buildings across cities and towns in Colorado and Wyoming are lighting up iconic locations with hues of blue and green. So, what's the story behind it?

April 19, 2024

Powell Tribune – Wyomingites encouraged to join organ donor registry

Right now, in Wyoming, more than 100 people are waiting and hoping for a life-saving organ transplant. And amid National Donate Life Month, residents across the state and country are being encouraged to boost those hopes by registering as an organ donor.

April 19, 2024

9NEWS – April is National Donate Life Month

Donor Alliance and its advocate volunteer, Tony Young who is a heart and kidney recipient, appeared on 9NEWS in the 4pm newscast to raise awareness for National Donate Life Month. Donor Alliance encourages people to order a free #ShineALight kit this month to highlight the need at

April 15, 2024

Mile High Magazine Podcast – 04/07/2024 Episode: Donor Alliance

Since 2003, Donor Alliance and the nation have been observing April as National Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the importance of registering as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.