Events and Observances

Thank you Transplant Nurses & Donor Resource Teams!

May 6, 2024 // Events and Observances

It’s National Nurses Week! National Nurses Week, an observance held from May 6 to May 12 each year, recognizes the profound impact nurses have made, especially most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of uncertainty, nurses have shown to be unwavering beacons of compassion. They’re often the solitary faces of comfort in hospitals […]

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

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 Donor Alliance hears frequently. Some people automatically rule themselves out as a potential donor, due to their health or age; however, there’s no age limit to organ and tissue […]

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

Join us this April 2024 as we #ShineALight for National Donate Life Month! This April is the 21st 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 […]

Recognize National Kidney Month This March: Raise Awareness & Become A Donor

National Kidney Month: Are you one of the 33% of People at Risk of Kidney Disease? March is National Kidney Month, and Donor Alliance aims to spread awareness about kidney disease to save and heal more lives in Colorado and Wyoming. Donor Alliance is a nonprofit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation for transplantation […]

Martin Luther King’s Legacy on Martin Luther King Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Legacy on Martin Luther King Day On the third Monday of January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and honor the activist and Baptist pastor Martin Luther King, who, in the mid 50’s, led the movement to end racial segregation and counteract prejudice in the United States through peaceful protest, becoming […]

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

November 3, 2023 // Events and Observances

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

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 // Events and Observances

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 & Donation: Does Race Matter in Organ Transplants?

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 // Events and Observances

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 // Events and Observances

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 […]

Introducing a Colorado hero at the 2023 Rose Parade®

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 […]