April 16, 2017 - For Lead native, organ donation lifelong passion – Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, SD

Growing up in Lead, in a family focused on health care and public service, perfectly prepared South Dakota native Sue Dunn for a career that saves and changes people’s lives. Dunn is the president and CEO of Donor Alliance, a Denver-based organ procurement organization that serves Colorado and most of Wyoming. She was recently elected vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing board of directors.

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April 13, 2017 - Donation saves lives – Moms Everyday, Casper, WY

Every year, organ, eye and tissue transplants provide hope to tens of thousands of people suffering from disease, injury, trauma or blindness. In Wyoming there are nearly 200 people waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant. Mom’s Everyday sits down with Donor Alliance’s Wyoming Community Relations Coordinator Alison Gillum to talk about National Donate Life Month.

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April 12, 2017 - Three lives saved after deadly crash in Arvada – 9News, Denver, CO

The pain of losing her brother is not easy to bear for Diane Eckert. It’s perhaps made a bit easier knowing first responders did their best to save him. She also knows her brother helped save the lives of three people through organ donation. Eckert is now a strong advocate of organ donation and took the opportunity Tuesday morning to thank the first responders who tried to save her brother’s life. “For them to know that they actually saved so many other lives, I wanted them to know that what they do is amazing.”

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April 02, 2017 - National Donate Life Month: A Broncos coach’s personal connection – KMGH 7, Denver, CO

Broncos assistant head coach and running back coach Eric Studesville lost his parents in a tragic motorcycle accident. His mother was a live organ donor before she passed away. Now, Studesville takes part in National Donate Life Month in honor of his mother.

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January 02, 2017 - Rose Parade float honors fallen Mesa County deputy – 9News, Denver, CO

Kate Geer was selected to ride the Donate Life float in memory of Deputy Derek Geer, who was shot in the line of duty last February while trying to arrest a suspect with an outstanding warrant. Geer was taken off life support at the hospital days later. His heart, liver and both kidneys helped save four lives. Kate was among nearly two dozen others selected to ride this year’s float, which honored organ donors and recipients. The float’s design depicted a Polynesian catamaran with sails featuring the floral portraits of 60 donors. Donor Alliance, which facilitates donations in Colorado and Wyoming, was also one of the float’s sponsors.

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December 22, 2016 - A hero in life and death, fallen officer saved lives through organ donation- Denver Post

Derek Geer is a hero. The Navy veteran served to protect the people of Mesa County and died in the line of duty when a suspect shot him in February. He became a hero a second time by donating his organs. Four individuals now benefit from Geer’s posthumous gift. His heart, liver and kidneys all went to others in need. For those equally moved by this story, one way to honor Kate and Derek Geer is to become an organ and tissue donor.

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December 19, 2016 - Coyotes Help Raise Awareness for Organ Donations – KCWY 13, Casper, WY

When a goalie covers up the puck in the opponent’s offensive zone, it gives a chance for his team to halt the opposition’s momentum. For a heart recipient in Casper, he was given an opportunity to get out of a corner and take the puck to the opposite side.

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December 12, 2016 - My Name Is… Eamon Lujan – Longmont Sentinel, Longmont, CO

I am a sixth-grader at Euclid Middle School. I was born with an underdeveloped heart and had a heart transplant when I was three months old, on Jan. 30, 2005. I like video games and I like school a lot, because it gives me something interesting to do and keeps me busy. I think my situation gives me a more meaningful take on life. I’m really aware of things happening around me and what I should be doing with my life. I want to be a pediatric transplant coordinator when I grow u

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December 11, 2016 - Fallen Mesa County deputy continues to save lives through his donated organs – Denver Post

By the time Kate Geer arrived at the hospital, it was too late. Her husband, Mesa County sheriff’s Deputy Derek Geer, had been shot several times by a teenager and was lying in a hospital bed. Doctors told her that the loving, selfless man she had built a life with was gone. There was nothing more they could do.“My friend kept coaxing me to talk to him,” Kate Geer recounted in an interview Friday. “But I couldn’t. Inside, I knew he was already gone. There was nothing to be done except to donate his organs.”  Now, 10 months after the February shooting that killed Geer, his decision to be an organ donor has provided the family he left behind with four bittersweet ways to remember — and in a way continue — the fallen officer’s life.

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December 07, 2016 - Deputy Geer’s organs live on – The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, CO

When Kate and Derek were walking out of the courthouse after getting their marriage license, Derek Geer brought up the idea of organ donation. He told Kate how important he thought it was. That you wouldn’t need your organs after you died anyway, and that it could save someone else’s life.

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