September 23, 2019

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National DMV Appreciation Week: Recognize Those That Help Make a Difference

September 23, 2019

2019-DMV-Appreciation-WeekThe Observance:

National DMV Appreciation Week is a time to thank and recognize and those that help make a difference at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Driver License offices in Colorado and Driver Services partners in Wyoming for their commitment to supporting Donor Alliance’s mission to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The observance is celebrated the week of September 23rd, 2019,

The Impact:

In 2018, Colorado earned the top spot in the nation for highest Donor Designation Rate (DDR), and Wyoming solidified the sixth spot in the nation. So far this year, an amazing 69% of Coloradans and 62% of Wyomingites have made the decision to sign up to be organ, eye and tissue donors. This simply would not have been possible if it weren’t for the hard work, dedication and strong partnership between Donor Alliance and the employees at the DMV and Driver Services. Employees work with Donor Alliance throughout the year, in trainings, during National Donate Life Month and for Blue and Green Day, all in an effort to educate and inspire the public to sign up to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

It’s also important to note that according to recent data, more than 99% of donor registrations in Colorado and Wyoming come through driver license transactions. Donor Alliance greatly values our partnerships with the DMV and Driver Services.

The Easy Ways YOU Can Get Involved:

Donor Alliance will show appreciation of our Driver License Partners by saying thank you to the hard-working staff and leadership through local events and outreach, and you can too! Here’s how:

  • Reach out to your local Driver License office and thank them! To find the location nearest you, click here for Colorado and here for Wyoming.
  • Post a positive comment on their social media pages: facebook- @ColoradoRevenue @WyomingDeptofTransportation (please mention Driver Services); twitter- @CO_Revenue
  • Write them a letter expressing your appreciation for all that they do! To find the address for the location nearest you, click here for Colorado and here for Wyoming.

Remember to say Yes to organ, eye and tissue donation the next time you renew or obtain your driver license or state ID. You can also sign up anytime online at, Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming.

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