Donation and Transplantation in the News

#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 […]

Hospitales Locales, Familias y Donantes Salvan Número Récord de Vidas a Través de la Donación en el 2019

January 22, 2020

2019 es el Año Más Exitoso Registrado para la Donación de Órganos y Tejidos — Colorado y Wyoming Donor Alliance, la organización sin fines de lucro designada a nivel federal que facilita la donación de órganos y tejidos en Colorado y la mayor parte de Wyoming, registró el año más exitoso que la región ha […]

Local Hospitals, Families and Donors Help Save Record Number of Lives Through Donation in 2019

January 15, 2020

2019 Most Successful Year Ever Recorded for Organ and Tissue Donation – Colorado and Wyoming Donor Alliance, the federally designated non-profit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming, recorded the most successful year the region has ever seen in 2019. In fact, Donor Alliance 2019 was record-breaking! There were […]

Take Two: How Hollywood’s Dramatic Storylines Impact Donation and Transplantation

January 9, 2020

Let’s talk about Hollywood and organ donation. You’ve likely seen a medical drama series or movie with an organ donation and transplantation storyline. But, more often than not, they don’t get it right. To better understand the impact these shows and movies have on their viewers, we sat down with Tenaya Wallace, founder of Donate […]

Hollywood Isn’t Reality – Fact Checking New Netflix Series, Chambers

April 26, 2019

Have you heard of the new horror series streaming on Netflix, Chambers? Maybe you’ve even started watching it. If not, the basic premise is a heart recipient takes on sinister characteristics of her donor. It stars Uma Thurman. While Hollywood is full of entertainment, it’s not always full of facts. Story lines centered around donation […]

Can transplanted organs be donated again?

February 27, 2019

What if healthy organs could save more than one life? For some on the waiting list for kidney and liver transplants, that dream could become a reality with some transplanted organs now able to be donated again

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness: Colorado

August 23, 2018

In 2017, we conducted a study examining Colorado and Wyoming residents’ awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of the results on Donation Essentials. Our goal is to address and educate the public on the donation process, barriers to registration and all of the ways […]

Fact or Fiction: Do TV shows accurately portray organ, eye and tissue donation?

February 2, 2018

Before Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, there was ER and House M.D. For years, hospital and police dramas have been a prime-time television staple. While most popular TV series consult with real medical professionals to be able to realistically represent health-related storylines, that doesn’t always mean it’s medically accurate. TV dramas can only handle […]

Donor Alliance: 2017 Year in Review

January 23, 2018

For Donor Alliance, 2017 was another remarkable year for organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Colorado and Wyoming with an incredible 407 lives saved through organ donation and transplantation. Donor Alliance also worked with a record 1,752 tissue donors and their families to recover the lifesaving and healing tissue that will provide bone and […]

Donate Life Rose Parade Float Wins Theme Award

January 5, 2018

Celebrating its 15th anniversary delivering the message of the power of organ, eye and tissue donation, the 2018 Donate Life Rose Parade Float took home a prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade Theme Award for exhibiting the most outstanding presentation of the Rose Parade theme of “Making a Difference”.

Advocate Spotlight: Judy Thompson

December 1, 2017

Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. This month, we are featuring Judy […]

Video: Ellen Stoddard Keyes – Donor Mother

November 8, 2017

Have you ever donated a dollar or more to the Emily Keyes – John W. Buckner Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund? The fund bears the name of Ellen’s daughter Emily. In the midst of an unthinkable tragedy, Emily was able to donate the gift of sight. It’s a fact Ellen is very proud of. […]