How Many People are Organ Donors?
Organ donation and transplantation offer the gift of life to many individuals in Colorado and Wyoming. Transplant recipients undergo a surgical process that replaces failing organs with healthy ones from others who no longer need them. Vital organs are replaced, giving those with life-threatening diseases or injuries a second chance at life. Additionally, donated tissues […]
Liver Donation: Learn the facts during National Liver Month
It’s National Liver Month and a good time to talk about liver donation! There are two ways to donate a liver, or part of a liver. Wait…what?! Yes that’s right- a person can donate part of their liver and the donated liver will regenerate within the recipient. That’s pretty amazing, considering no other internal organ […]
Honoring Organ and Tissue Donors During Hispanic Heritage Month
Honoring Organ and Tissue Donors During Hispanic Heritage Month Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month 2023: Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration that recognizes the contributions of all Hispanic and Latinx Americans throughout history and today. It’s celebrated from September 15 – October 15 annually with different events at all types of institutions, organizations, and businesses. You can […]
Kidney Transplant Recipient, Lupe Kerr: Love and Solidarity Between Sisters.
Going from having no symptoms to the need for an organ transplant Guadalupe was born in Lima, Peru; in 2010, she moved to Casper, Wyoming. Guadalupe went for a routine examination for her health insurance. During the examination, they discovered that her kidney function was abnormal and that she had stage three chronic kidney disease. […]
Transplantation Science: Learning About the Science of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation.
Transplantation Science: Learning About the Science of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation. We are just days away from students and teachers in Colorado and Wyoming returning back to school. With the return to classes, Donor Alliance is looking forward to inspiring and educating students in our communities. We do this by continuing our unique Transplantation […]
Healthy Recipes for a Healthy Mind and Body
You Are What You Eat When nutritionists emphasize the phrase, ‘you are what you eat,’ sometimes it holds a great deal of truth. Healthy recipes are a great way to keep both your mind and body in its best possible state. The state of our health is intricately connected to our lifestyle and eating habits. […]
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 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 […]
Islamic Faith and Organ Donation
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. Many people wonder: can Muslims be organ donors? Can Muslims be Organ Donors? Is it Haram to be an Organ Donor? Organ donation and transplantation is permissible […]
January 16th: Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Legacy on Martin Luther King Day
January 16th: 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 […]
Altar de Día de Muertos, ofrendas a nuestros seres queridos
La Muerte como Símbolo de Vida en el Altar de Día de Muertos Según la tradición mexicana, el 1 y 2 de noviembre, son los días en que las almas de nuestros difuntos vuelven a casa, al mundo de los vivos, para convivir con la familia y nutrirse de la esencia de los alimentos […]
Book Reviews: Need Summer Reading Ideas?!
Summer is only halfway over and parents are ready for kids to be back in school! Vacations are mostly over, school supplies are on sale and back to school clothes are out in the stores. It’s also when we remember that there is probably a summer reading assignment hiding in the backpack that hasn’t been […]
Kids Need Transplants Too: National Pediatric Transplant Week 2022
Every year during the last week of National Donate Life Month, we celebrate National Pediatric Transplant Week, a time to talk about efforts to end the pediatric transplant waiting list and recognize those that have been touched by pediatric organ, eye and tissue donation. Throughout the week, clinical partners are encouraged to share patient stories, […]