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The Gift of Life: One of the Most Unique Gifts to Give

The Gift of Life: One of the Most Unique Gifts to Give this Holiday Season

Register your decision online today as an organ donor and tissue donor so you have the ability to give the #GiftOfLife in the future.

A Happy Holiday Message from Donor Alliance

The gift of life truly is one of the most unique gifts to give this holiday season. It represents how loss can turn into hope and is an extremely selfless act of love and courage.

“The holidays are a season of giving. A season to honor those who have both given and received the gift of life. Looking back on 2022, nearly 800 lifesaving organ transplants occurred as a result of the incredible generosity of nearly 275 organ donors with thousands of life healing tissue transplants made possible by the nearly 1900 tissue donors throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Donation and transplantation is at the intersection of loss and hope and is only possible because of the courageous acts of donors, families, and recipients in our area. Profound loss has been turned into hope for others, which is why we celebrate this incredible gift during this holiday season. Donation and transplantation truly is a miracle.

In the spirit of the season, I encourage you to talk to your friends and your family about your choice to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. This time of year allows us to inspire and educate our friends and families about this ultimate gift of life – a gift that can change the lives of the 1,500 people who wait for a lifesaving and healing transplant in Colorado and Wyoming.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours all the best during this holiday season with much happiness in the year ahead.”

With gratitude,

Jennifer Prinz

President and Chief Executive Officer, Donor Alliance

Holiday Happenings at Donor Alliance

Denver 9News Parade of Lights: Celebrating special gifts to give

Donor Alliance was proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of the 47th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights. The two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver is the stage for Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition. This was our 11th year to join the parade. Our float was escorted by recipients, donor family members, living donors, supporters, and more connected to the most unique gift to give through the #GiftofLife!!

Organ Donation Gift of Life Balloon - Unique Gifts

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights

Donor Alliance was proud to be a part of the annual Colorado Springs Festival of Lights on December 3rd! The Parade is always the first Saturday in December every year and features nearly 100 beautifully lighted and decorated entries. Local companies and organizations, large and small, create holiday fantasies to share with children of ALL ages. Our float was escorted by recipients, donor family members, living donors, supporters, and more!!

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights - Unique Gifts

Aurora Tree Lighting

During the Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting, presented by the City of Aurora, Donor Alliance set up our Donate Life holiday interactive gift box for residents of Aurora to enjoy. Inside the box, we featured information on organ, eye and tissue donation, and gave the option for people to share their connection to donation. During the event, there was dancing, singing, free food, and fun.
Gift of Life - Unique Gifts to Give

Cheyenne Christmas Parade

Donate Life Wyoming celebrated the gift of life at the Cheyenne Christmas Parade. This annual tradition kicks off promptly at 5:30 PM at 17th Street and Carey Avenue and takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving. It marches through Downtown Cheyenne and concludes on Pioneer Avenue with Santa continuing on to the Depot Plaza for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Gift of Life

Remember, some of the best gifts to give for the holidays are simple; organ donation is a generous and selfless gift. This year, support the Gift of Life and register as an organ donor in Colorado or Wyoming online today.

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