Donation and Transplantation in the News

A Heart Transplant Recipient’s Story: Receiving the Gift of Life and Beyond

July 24, 2023

By Eric Quinney, the Father of Bryson Quinney, Heart Transplant Recipient How it started This is the story of how the Donate Life Wyoming specialty license plate bill was passed. In October of 2006, Bryson was born with several congenital heart defects. He underwent three open heart surgeries within the first three years of his […]

Harnessing the Power of Hollywood

October 20, 2022

By Tenaya Wallace, Guest Blogger & Founder, Donate Life Hollywood (DLH) Recently I asked a group of organ donation educators to raise their hand if they had ever spoken to someone who cited a television storyline as the reason they were NOT a donor. Every hand in the room went up. Around the country, OPOs […]

Community Impact Report from Jennifer Prinz, Donor Alliance CEO – Saving More Lives Than Ever Before in 2021!

February 9, 2022

Community Impact ReportThank you for your partnership in saving lives and providing hope in 2021! Hope is a word we often hear at Donor Alliance. The ripple effect of hope is intangible and hard to represent on a fact sheet. As we share the impacts made by the efforts of our dedicated staff and our […]

What You Should Know About Liver Transplants

October 22, 2021

Did you know that nearly 500 people in our area are waiting for a liver transplant? About 30 million people – or one in 10 people in the United States – have some form of liver disease. For these reasons, liver health and awareness is at the forefront this month. Learn More During National Liver […]

La Lista de Espera No Puede Esperar: Número Récord de Donantes de Órganos y Vidas Salvadas en el 2020 – Colorado y Wyoming

January 20, 2021

A pesar de la pandemia de COVID-19, Donor Alliance registró el 2020 como el año más exitoso con respecto a las vidas salvadas a través de la donación y el trasplante de órganos que jamás haya visto. En el 2020, un número récord de donantes de órganos heroicos salvaron 622 vidas a través de la […]

The Waitlist Can’t Wait: Record Number of Heroic Organ Donors and Lives Saved in 2020 – Colorado & Wyoming

January 12, 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Donor Alliance recorded 2020 as the most successful year for lives saved through organ donation and transplantation that the region has ever seen. In 2020, a record number of heroic organ donors saved 622 lives through organ donation and transplantation and thousands more lives were saved and healed through tissue donation […]

Last Christmas: A Review Through a Donate Life Lens

December 14, 2020

“Very emotional for me, but I feel like it’s a movie worth seeing as a donor family member,” said Laurie. Laurie is a donor’s wife and an Advocate for Life from Casper, Wyoming who helped us review the 2019 romantic holiday comedy, Last Christmas, through a Donate Life lens. While Laurie’s connection to donation and […]

National DMV Appreciation Month: Celebrating Partners Making a Difference

October 6, 2020

September was National DMV Appreciation Month. Earlier this year, many driver license offices across the country were closed for COVID-19 safety reasons. To allow more time to recognize and support our DMV partners, Donate life America extended National DMV Appreciation Week to the entire month of September. We spent the month celebrating our Department of […]

Book Discussion: “The Organ Thieves” – Lessons Learned, Shaping the Future Actions within Donation & Transplantation

August 27, 2020

With the recent publication of the book The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South, we must acknowledge the past transgressions within the healthcare system and donation and transplantation field in the United States. The Organ Thieves is about Bruce Tucker, a Black man who suffered a head […]

Transplantation Science on The Gifted Life Podcast

August 6, 2020

Have you listened to the episode about Transplantation Science on the Gifted Life Podcast? We are so excited to share that our Transplantation Science program has been featured as an episode on The Gifted Life podcast, produced by Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA). You can listen to the episode here. Transplantation Science Educator Ken Turnipseed, […]

How Are Organs and Tissues Transported for Transplant?

June 23, 2020

Curious how organs are transported for transplant? In light of the recent news and attention surrounding the organ and tissue transplant transportation process including Kaiser Health News’ recent piece on organs missing in commercial transport and a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight that turned around to return a human heart to Seattle and we wanted to […]

#InTheNews: Uterine Transplants

March 3, 2020

One of the biggest stories in organ donation and transplantation so far this year has been the story of Jennifer Gobrecht, the second woman in the U.S. to have a uterus transplant from a deceased donor. You may have seen her story featured in any number of major news outlets across the country, including the […]