May’s biggest organ, eye and tissue donation news and stories from around Colorado, Wyoming and the U.S.:
Casper Woman Saves Her Stepdad’s Life
April was National Donate Life Month and in Wyoming, nearly 200 people await a lifesaving organ transplant. News13 met with Shea Bicknese, of Casper, who made the ultimate sacrifice when she donated one of her kidneys to her stepdad. Watch the story here.
Former Wyoming Senate president wants organ donation laws to change
Phil Nicholas served in the Wyoming Legislature for 19 years, the last two as the president of the Senate. But recently, the Republican was on the other side of the dais, asking lawmakers for help. He wants organ and tissue donation laws that make it easier for Wyomingites to give the gift of life. He also asked lawmakers to eliminate hurdles to transplants. Read more.
Facing inevitable liver transplant, young girl didn’t need to look far for a living donor
Peri Erickson and her mother participated in only the second pediatric live-donor transplant this year performed through a partnership between Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital. Read more.
Chance meeting ends in life-saving kidney transplant for vet
Edgar Roberts will receive his transplant Tuesday after meeting his donor, John Branson, by complete chance at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia. Read more.