Know the Facts: Who Can Be a Donor?
Why Don’t People Sign Up To Be a Donor? Lack of Knowledge: Many of those that have never considered organ donation or have delayed signing up to become a donor, do so because of inaccurate information or assumptions about organ donation and transplantation. “I’m Not Healthy Enough”: In both Colorado and Wyoming, someone thinking they […]
Re-vamped Registry Websites
Our local registry websites DonateLifeColorado.org and DonateLifeWyoming.org, have a new look! The new and improved website provides streamlined information in efficient infographic style, is easy to navigate and full of essential information. Find stories of hope, donation facts and stats, local and national resources and the link to sign up to Become a Donor! […]
Done Vida ECO Busca Crear Conciencia sobre la Donación en Comunidades Multiculturales
Las comunidades multiculturales tienen una necesidad desproporcionada de trasplantes de órganos. Actualmente, el 58 por ciento de la lista de espera de trasplantes en los EE. UU. está compuesta por pacientes étnicamente diversos. Aquí en nuestra comunidad, la necesidad local refleja esta tendencia. De las casi 2,500 personas que están esperando un trasplante de órganos […]
Donate Life ECHO – Increases Awareness about Donation Among Multicultural Communities
Multicultural communities are disproportionately in need for lifesaving organ transplants. Currently, 58 percent of the U.S. transplant waiting list is comprised of ethnically diverse patients. Here in our community, the local need mirrors that trend. Of the nearly 2,500 people waiting for an organ transplant in Colorado and Wyoming, 44 percent of them are ethnically […]
5 Tough Questions We Get Asked
Through the lifesaving work that Donor Alliance does, our team sees a lot of tragedy and hears a lot of heartbreaking stories. But, we also get to witness the incredible hope and healing that donation and transplantation provides. That hope and healing is what drives our team members and volunteers to continue our mission to […]
Donor Alliance: 2017 Year in Review
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 […]
Get the Facts: Does saying “yes” to becoming an organ donor affect the medical care I receive?
Many people that have never considered organ donation or have delayed registering to become a donor do so because of inaccurate information or assumptions about organ donation and transplantation. One of the most common myths is that a person’s decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor affects the level of medical care […]
Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Bill Extending, Improving Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund in Colorado
We are excited to share that Gov. Hickenlooper has signed House Bill 17-1027 into law after it passed unanimously in the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate. The bill reauthorizes the Emily Keyes – John W. Buckner Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund for another decade, which allows applicants for a Colorado driver license, ID […]
8 Truths of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
In Colorado and Wyoming, more than 2,500 are waiting for lifesaving transplants, but many misconceptions and myths about organ, eye and tissue donation have prevented people from registering to be donors. Here are eight lesser-known truths about organ donation: One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more […]
The Need for More Minority Donors
It’s important that people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds register as organ, eye and tissue donors. However, there is a far greater need for more minority donors. Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans and other minority communities account for more than half of the more than 120,000 people on the national waiting list. This […]
Deceased vs. Living Donation: What Are You Committing to When You Say Yes at the Driver License Office?
In 2015, we conducted a study examining Colorado and Wyoming residents’ sentiments about organ, eye and tissue donation. Throughout 2016, we will be sharing some of the results on Donation Essentials to educate on the donation process, barriers to registration and what exactly the little heart on the driver license means. Let’s talk deceased vs. […]