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Donor Alliance is committed to educating the public about the current lack of organ and tissue donors and the tremendous need for people across Colorado and Wyoming to say “yes” to donation. Because of our commitment to education and our role in the organ and tissue donation process, Donor Alliance proactively works with local and regional media to increase our presence in the public arena. Whether it is a feature story from a donor family or a medical article about one of our processes, we feel it is important to continually strive to increase understanding about our very important work.
Empowering Organ and Tissue Donation in Colorado and Wyoming
We will work to provide facts surrounding organ and tissue donation, to ensure that no donation opportunity is ever missed because of a myth. A large barrier preventing more adults from consenting to become organ and tissue donors are myths about donation, which unfortunately many people believe are true. Donor Alliance will continue to execute public education campaigns in Colorado and Wyoming to bust the myths, including research, news items, advertising, social media outreach and educational programs in the community.
Residents with questions about organ and tissue donation can submit them on the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.
Donor Alliance Media Kit
Donation 101: What Reporters Need to Know
The Donor Alliance Media Kit is full of helpful facts, terminology and resources related to organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Reporters, please review the below before beginning a story and let us know if you have any questions!
The words "harvest", “cadaver” or "cadaveric donor" are outdated and no longer appropriate. "Recover" and "deceased donor" are used by organ procurement and transplantation professionals instead. The word "ventilator" is used instead of "life support." "OPO" stands for organ procurement organization.
Donor Alliance is the federally-designated, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited, non-profit organ procurement organization tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. As a recognized leader in facilitating the donation and recovery of transplantable organs and tissues, Donor Alliance’s mission is to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
To achieve this mission, Donor Alliance employs effective family approach and recovery programs in more than 100 hospitals. Donor Alliance also inspires the public to register as organ and tissue donors through community partnerships, public outreach and education campaigns throughout our donation service area.
Donor Alliance serves all who need transplantation by optimizing available organs and tissues with a commitment to education, collaboration, innovation, and influencing policy.
Donor Alliance is not a hospital or transplant center, yet it officially deals closely with all area hospitals on donation and recovery and transplant centers and UNOS on allocation of organs.
If you are a member of the media and need some information, Donor Alliance is happy to provide help in any way, specifically with: