Events and Observances

November is Eye Donation Month – You Can Give the Gift of Sight

November 3, 2023

In November, we celebrate Eye Donation Month 2023, a time to remind you that giving the gift of sight is something almost everyone can do. People’s lives are positively changed through eye donation. We invited our partners at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank to write a guest blog about eye donation this month. What […]

How Tissue Donation Impacts Breast Cancer Journey

October 23, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness: How Tissue Donation Impacts Experiences with Double Mastectomy and Reconstruction Understanding Double Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction: Procedure and Recovery Process A double mastectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of both breasts, often as a preventive measure in cases of genetic predisposition to breast cancer. This intricate process consists of […]

National DMV Appreciation Month 2023

August 30, 2023

What is National DMV Appreciation Month? National DMV Appreciation Month occurs in September each year and is a time for the Donate Life Community to say thank you and show its appreciation of DMV partners across the country through national and local events and outreach. This is a time where we say “thank you” to […]

Multicultural Groups and Donation: Does Race Matter in Organ Transplants?

August 1, 2023

Understanding the Impact of Race on Organ Transplantation Organ transplantation is a remarkable medical procedure. It involves surgically replacing a failing or damaged organ in one individual with a healthy organ from another individual, showcasing the remarkable potential of modern medicine to extend the gift of existence. Many people wonder: does race matter in organ […]

American Cowboy and How the Spirit of the West Affects Organ Donation

July 23, 2023

What is the Spirit of the West? In a tribute to the hardworking men and women who helped establish the American West, the U.S. Senate has declared July 23, 2022, the National Day of the American Cowboy. Long before organ and tissue donation and transplantation were medically possible, there existed the idea of the “Spirit […]

Thousands Celebrate Life at the 24th Annual Donor Dash

July 20, 2023

On Sunday, July 16th, 2023, in Denver’s Washington Park, thousands gathered to celebrate life at the 24th Annual Donor Dash 5k! The Donor Dash is a 5K run/walk that honors the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, celebrates the lives of organ, eye and tissue recipients, and recognizes those who continue to wait for […]

Thank you Transplant Nurses & Donor Resource Teams!

May 10, 2023

Communities the world looked for new and unique ways to thank nurses throughout the last couple of years. These individuals are often the only compassionate faces we see in hospitals when we are in the most need. Many work 12-hour shifts and take on tasks that seem insurmountable to the rest of us. Others keep […]

Older Americans Month: Am I Too Old To Be A Donor?

April 30, 2023

May Is Older Americans Month. The question of whether or not someone is too old to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor is one we hear frequently. Too many times people will automatically rule themselves out as potential donors, due to health or age restrictions. However, each person is evaluated at the time […]

#ShineALight for National Donate Life Month to illuminate the importance of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

March 19, 2023

Join us this April 2023 as we #ShineALight for National Donate Life Month! This April is the 20th Anniversary of National Donate Life Month. Established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003, Coloradans and Wyomingites join the national effort to honor the generosity of our heroic donors and their families, celebrate with […]

National Kidney Month: Are you in the 33% of People at Risk of Kidney Disease?

March 17, 2023

March is National Kidney Month. During this month, Donor Alliance aims to spread awareness about kidney health and disease around the country, as well as to our local Colorado and Wyoming residents. In Colorado and Wyoming, there are nearly 1,400 people on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. More than 80% of people […]

New Year’s Resolution Ideas

December 27, 2022

As you step into the new year, do you have trouble with New Year’s resolution ideas? Well, we challenge you to choose the word “life” or the phrase the “gift of life” as your one intention to focus on throughout the year. Daily, here at Donor Alliance we strive to save lives through organ and […]

Introducing a Colorado hero at the 2023 Rose Parade®

December 16, 2022

Tanner Denton had a tremendously big heart. Tanner was best known in his hometown of Grand Junction, CO as a baseball player, but that was just a small part of why he was loved by so many. He will be adorned on the Donate Life float at the 2023 Rose Parade. Tanner was one of […]