Donation Essentials Blog

Staff Spotlight: Sammi Magyar

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 share who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. In this month’s staff spotlight, meet Sammi Magyar. Sammi is the Events Coordinator at Donor […]

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Donate Life!

The holiday season is upon us and we are more eager than ever to participate in all of the festive events throughout this next month. This is also the time of year where we take extra time to honor, recognize and celebrate the lives of the donors who have gone before us, the recipients who […]

How is Someone Added to the National Transplant Waiting List?

Have you ever wondered how someone is listed on the national transplant waiting list? We often hear about the national waiting list and the thousands of people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, but not everybody is familiar with how the listing process works. In this edition of Donation Essentials, we break down how the […]

Transplantation Science – A Free Program for Grades 6-12

November is the month of gratitude and this November, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of the teachers who support our Transplantation Science program every year. We are grateful that you continue to look for ways to bring interactive activities into your classroom and value the feedback you give us. Support your […]

¿Apoya mi religión la donación de órganos y tejidos?

November 1, 2021 | Uncategorized

Para los fieles, comprender la conexión entre su religión y la donación es clave para decir Sí a salvar vidas y registrarse como donante de órganos, ojos y tejidos. A menudo, el apoyo religioso a la donación es una de las preocupaciones que surge cuando se habla de donación y los trasplantes y se toma […]

Does My Religion Support Organ and Tissue Donation?

November 1, 2021 | Uncategorized

The Connection Between Faith and Donation For the faithful, understanding their religions support of donation is key to saying yes to saving lives as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Often times, religious support of donation is one of the concerns that comes up when discussing donation and transplantation and making the decision to be […]

Advocate Spotlight: Louann Dicus

Donor Alliance Advocates for Life are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our Advocates have their own unique and inspiring story to tell. In this Advocate Spotlight, meet […]

Liver Donation 101: The Facts about Living and Deceased Liver Donation

October 26, 2021 | Uncategorized

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 […]

What You Should Know About Liver Transplants

Did you know that nearly 500 people in our area are waiting for a liver transplant? About 30 million people – or one in 10 people in the United States – have some form of liver disease. For these reasons, liver health and awareness is at the forefront this month. Learn More During National Liver […]

Octubre Mes del Cáncer de Mama: El Tejido Donado Puede Ayudar con la Reconstrucción de Seno

Nos Ponemos de Rosa Durante el Mes de Concientización Sobre el Cáncer de Mama: Muchos saben que octubre es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer de Mama (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), un tiempo para incrementar conciencia sobre este tema. Lo que muchos no saben es que los donantes de organos, ojos y tejidos, asi […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Donated Tissue Can Help with Breast Reconstruction

Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Many know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a light on the disease and increase overall awareness. What many don’t know is that donated tissue and breast tissue donation often play an important role in breast reconstruction. According to the Office of Disease […]

¿Hay ayuda financiera disponible para pacientes que reciben un trasplante?

October 1, 2021 | How Transplantation Works

¿Hay ayuda financiera disponible para pacientes que reciben un trasplante? Los trasplantes de órganos pueden ser un procedimiento quirúrgico muy costoso. La realidad es que, para muchos pacientes y candidatos para recibir un trasplante, no es factible pagar el costo total de la cirugía o los costos postoperatorios adicionales. Afortunadamente, existen recursos y programas de […]