September 28, 2017 - DMV Appreciation and Organ and Tissue Awareness Week – KCWY 13 – Casper, WY

This week has been declared as recognition to organ donors through a proclamation by the governor. So what does being an organ donor really mean to people? It’s a little box to check when filling out for your driver’s license, but for some it’s a lifesaving little box. Ryea O’Neill at Donor Alliance told News 13, “About fifty-nine percent of Wyomingites have signed up and support organ, eye, and tissue donation. That places Wyoming ninth in the nation for that donor designation rate.”

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September 26, 2017 - Governor Mead Proclaims DMV Appreciation Week – KTWO – Casper, WY

Governor Matthew Mead proclaims Sept. 25- 29 as DMV Appreciation Week in the State of Wyoming. K2-TV speaks with Ryea O’Neill of Donate Life Wyoming to learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation. 

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August 29, 2017 - The Gift of a Lifetime- Left Hand Valley Courier – Niwot, CO

As if having a traumatic brain injury in common wasn’t enough, Jim Eastman and Scott La Point now share another life-altering event. Six weeks ago, La Point’s left kidney was transplanted into Eastman,bolstering his health and adding years to his life. Eastman’s journey to replace his failing kidneys is a masterful study in how to gracefully navigate a terrifying health issue. La Point’s story speaks to how offering support and charity can be a way of living every day.

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August 06, 2017 - GJ Rockies Honor Tanner Denton on Donate Life Night – KREX 5 – Grand Junction, CO

“Tanner spent many a many hours out here on this same field,” said Tanner Denton’s mother Allison McKissen. And on that baseball field at Suplizio, Tanner’s parents and sister threw out ceremonial first pitches to honor Tanner on Donate Life Night. “So to be able to go out and do that in honor of him and in honor of all the donor families and recipients it’s, I, I’m speechless over a lot of it,” said McKissen.

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August 05, 2017 - Organ donor family honored at Grand Junction Rockies game – NBC 11 – Grand Junction, CO

The Grand Junction Rockies fans came out Saturday to not only support the game but also a great cause. Donor Alliance hosted its 2nd annual Donate Life Night, themed around the organ, eye and tissue donation. Players wore special Donate Life jerseys which were later auctioned off to raise money for the cause.

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July 17, 2017 - 5K Celebrates Gift Of Life: ‘You Can Actually Be A Live Donor’ – CBS 4 – Denver, CO

Nearly 6,000 people filled Washington Park in Denver Sunday morning for the 17th annual Donor Alliance Donor Dash. The 5K event is designed to celebrate the gift of life. It honors those who are alive and others who saved lives through organ and tissue donation.

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July 17, 2017 - Thousands of donor families and recipients take over Washington Park for Donor Dash 5K – KMGH 7 – Denver, CO

A total of 5,857 participants either ran or walked in Sunday’s Donor Dash at Washington Park. In the crowd, donor families and donor recipients. The annual event by Donor Alliance brought together thousands of Coloradans who honored the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors — and celebrated the lives of their recipients. “I went to a physical and was told I had stage 3 cancer. I had 12 months to live,” Stephen Salcedo said. As of Sunday, it had been 17 months since his liver transplant. Before the start of the 5K, he was at the front of the running crowd.

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July 16, 2017 - “It’s an affirmation of his gift of life”; deceased Boulder man’s liver saves another’s life – Boulder Daily Camera – Boulder, CO

More than 119,000 people in the United States are currently awaiting an organ transplant, and 22 of them will die on any given day, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Keith Stampley is thankful that he is not among them, and he traveled to Broomfield from Alton, Ill. — home of the world’s tallest man, he is proud to say — to show his thanks to the mother of the man whose liver has given him a new lease on life.

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July 15, 2017 - 30 years later, heart transplant recipient living life – KJCT 8 – Grand Junction, CO

Thirty years ago on Saturday, July 15, her life was saved when she got a heart transplant she so desperately needed. Diane Harden suffered from Cardiomyopathy and was told she had 10 years to live by doctors after getting a new heart back in 1987. She has defied all odds and is shocking her friends and family. “Who would’ve thought 30 years ago today, that we’d be sitting here and talking about Diane’s 30th heart transplant anniversary and talking about the 35th coming up,” Diane’s sister, Linda Dixon said.

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July 15, 2017 - ‘I’ve been waiting on this day’: Man saved by Colorado organ donor meets teen’s mother – KMGH 7 – Denver, CO

A man from Illinois who was saved by a Colorado teen’s decision to donate his organs for the first time met the mother of the donor this past Friday. Evan Spear was only 19-years-old when he was killed in a car crash in Pueblo two years ago. Before his death, the teen became an organ, eye and tissue donor and his decision was able to save the life of Keith Stampley, a retired minister from Alton, Ill. Stampley received Spear’s liver.

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