How Donation Works

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 […]

What Are Organ Procurement Organizations and How Do They Save Lives?

Organ Procurement Organizations are there to Walk Alongside Those who have Made the Decision to Give the Gift of Life Organ Procurement Organizations, or OPOs, are not-for-profit organizations the federal government designates to recover organs for transplantation from those who have passed away. As one of 56 federally designated organ procurement organizations in the United […]

Christianity and Organ Donation

January 7, 2024 // How Donation Works

Organ donation and transplantation saves and heals thousands of lives every year and is a generous act supported by all major religions in the United States, including Christianity. Christianity and Organ Donation: A Gift of Love The topic of organ donation affects a diverse range of people, regardless of their religious beliefs. This noble deed […]

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 […]

How Many Lives Can One Organ Donor Save? Impact of Organ Donation

How Many Lives Can One Organ Donor Save? Did you know that ONE organ donor can save up to eight lives and ONE tissue donor can save and heal up to 75 lives? Amazingly, every organ and tissue donation has the potential to profoundly touch the recipient and their loved ones. The act of donating […]

Islamic Faith and Organ Donation

September 5, 2023 // How Donation Works

Is Organ Donation Allowed in Islam? Organ donation and transplantation saves and heals thousands of lives every year and is a generous act supported by all major religions in the United States, including Islam. The importance of organ donation transcends societal, cultural, and religious boundaries. Islam is a religion that places a strong emphasis on […]

Augmented Reality: Summer Activities for Students

July 5, 2023 // How Donation Works

Try these Augmented Reality activities at home this summer to keep your children engaged in anatomical science. What is Augmented Reality? Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that blends the real world with the digital world. AR utilizes the power of your cell phone’s camera, location, and other sensors to interact with the environment in […]

Will Doctors Still Save my Life if I’m a Registered Organ Donor?

Doctors will do EVERYTHING in their power to save your life, even if you’re a registered organ donor. Here’s why: Many people wonder: will doctors save my life if I’m a registered organ donor? Medical professionals prioritize saving lives when sick or injured people arrive at the hospital. They do not consider organ and tissue […]

Can You Have an Open Casket After Organ Donation?

May 2, 2023 // How Donation Works

We hear a lot of myths about donation. One of the most common myths is that deceased donors can’t have an open casket funeral after organ donation. The facts: Donors are always treated with the utmost respect and dignity throughout the entire donation process. Neither organ nor tissue donation affects funeral arrangements, including interfering with […]

How are patients selected to receive a transplant?

April 24, 2023 // How Donation Works

Organ allocation policy in the U.S. – How are patient’s selected to receive a transplant? The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit organization that contracts with the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services to serve as the nation’s organ transplant system. UNOS establishes allocation policy and manages the national transplant […]

What are the Reasons I Should Become an Organ and Tissue Donor?

The need for our community to register as organ, eye and tissue donors is incredibly high. Nearly 1,500 people in Colorado and Wyoming on the waitlist for a lifesaving organ transplant.  Many people wonder, “why should I be an organ donor”? Well, we’re here to tell you the many reasons you should consider becoming a […]

What Organs Can Be Donated?

January 19, 2023 // How Donation Works

When you say Yes to organ, eye, and tissue donation and join the Donate Life Colorado Organ & Tissue Donor Registry at the Driver License Office, you have made the decision to donate your organs, eyes, and tissues after death. Do you know what organs can be donated and transplanted?   Organ donation is giving […]