Donation Essentials Blog

8 Truths of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

In Colorado and Wyoming, more than 2,500 are waiting for lifesaving transplants, but many misconceptions and myths about organ, eye and tissue donation have prevented people from registering to be donors. Here are eight lesser-known truths about organ donation: One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more […]

IN THE NEWS: February’s top organ, eye and tissue donation stories from around the nation

February’s biggest organ, eye and tissue donation news and stories from around the US: AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face After disfiguring his face over a decade ago, Andy Sandness is now adapting to a new face. Sandness underwent a complex 56-hour surgery that grafted him a new nose, bones, teeth and […]

Black History Month and Raising Awareness for the Need for Minority Donors

As the achievements by black Americans and recognition of the important role of African Americans in our country’s history are celebrated during Black History month, more than 34 thousand people from the African-American community around the nation are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. In Colorado and Wyoming alone, there are nearly 250 (245) African Americans […]

Celebrate National Donor Day on February 14th

February 10, 2017 | Events and Observances

Observed annually on February 14th, National Donor Day aims to raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of organ, eye and tissue donation while reminding us of the importance of discussing the topic with loved ones. Here in Colorado and Wyoming there are over 2,500 patients on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, […]

Donor Alliance 2016 Year in Review

Last year was another remarkable year for organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Colorado and Wyoming with 139 generous organ donors making 424 lifesaving transplants possible. Donor Alliance, the federally designated non-profit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming, also worked with the families of a record 1,710 […]

Hospital 101: Donation Ambassador Workshop

By Kim Robuck, Hospital Development Manager Last year, 151 critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, and other professionals key to the donation process attended a Donor Alliance ambassador training workshop. Hospital ambassadors are provided with in depth education on all aspects of the organ donation process, from the referral through organ & tissue recovery. Following the […]

Coroner’s Corner: Emma Hall, Boulder County Coroner

Q&A with Boulder County Coroner, Emma Hall When did you know you wanted to become coroner? When I was a young child, only four years old, there was a murder that occurred near my home. At the time this incident left me with so many unanswered questions; however, one question always remained with me. Were […]

Staff Spotlight: Alison Gillum

We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to let you learn more about who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. Name: Alison Gillum Position: Community Relations Coordinator – WY Years at […]

Advocate Spotlight: Cary Galvin

January 24, 2017 | Donor Family Stories

Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. This month, we are featuring Cary […]

“My Hero Said Yes!”

You may have seen our “My Hero Said Yes!” transplant recipients sharing their stories around Colorado and Wyoming. These “My Hero Said Yes!” stories are a localized representation of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation. Each sign, poster or television spot that you have seen tells the inspiring, real-life story of a […]

Celebrating the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

December 28, 2016 | Uncategorized

This time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and forget to take a moment to be grateful for what you have. As the sister of an organ donor who passed away in 2004, I like to take time around the holidays to remember my sister’s […]

Video: Kate Geer – 2017 Rose Parade Float Rider

December 16, 2016 | Uncategorized

We’re honored to have Kate Geer and her family represent us at the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade​. Kate will travel from Grand Junction to ride on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float​ on Monday, January 2 in honor of her husband Derek Geer, a Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line […]