Recent Media Coverage
Georgetown’s Slacker Half Marathon a Special Feat for Heart Transplant Recipient
“When Sedalia resident Andrea Ogg received a heart transplant in July 2018, she made a promise with herself to live a full life in honor of her donor.
As Ogg competed in the Slacker Half Marathon from Loveland Ski Area to Georgetown on June 24, she hoped to embody that promise.”
Best Life Best Death Podcast: What is Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
“Talking with Cheryl made me more keenly aware of the ripple effect that donations have in the world. Organ, eye and tissue donations are life-saving. We talk about how she got involved with the Donor Alliance, finding donor networks in your region, how science and medicine are constantly working to improve outcomes, and what is helpful for donors and recipients to know.”
Wyoming Father and Son Work Together to Spread Awareness About Organ Donation Through License Plates
“A father and son from Lyman have teamed up with Uinta County Senator Wendy Shuler to develop legislation to create a special license plate for the state of Wyoming to promote organ donation awareness.
Last week Eric and Bryson Quinney testified in the senate transportation committee when they were discussing legislation. The committee passed the license plate with a 4-1 vote, on the Senate floor it has passed the third reading, so now goes over to the house side.
Thanks to a Donor’s Gifts, a Drummer’s Beat Goes On
Every night, Tony lights two candles. Each represents a gift – one for the heart beating in his chest, and one for the kidneys filtering his blood. The ritual honors the stranger who saved his life. Recently, Tony, an Advocate for Life and heart & kidney transplant recipient, was honored to represent our region on the Donate Life Float in the 2022 Rose Bowl Parade. Read Tony’s inspiring story below.
UCHealth Names Tom Gronow as President and CEO
Earlier this week, UCHealth announced Tom Gronow, Donor Alliance Board Chair, as the President and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. Read the full release here.
Organ Donation is the Ultimate Gift.
Meet Hayley of Sheridan, Wyoming. Hayley not only celebrates the holidays, she also celebrates her second chance at life on her kidney-versary, because organ donation is the ultimate gift. Read her full story here.
Virtual Donor Dash Celebrates Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation – KCNC – Denver, CO
The 22nd annual Donor Dash is Sunday, July 18th. This year’s 5K run will be virtual, so gather your team and clock the miles in your neighborhood, a nearby park, or on the treadmill. The run is designed to celebrate eye, tissue, and organ donation.
Saying Yes Could Save Lives – KGWN – Cheyenne, WY
Filling out a yes on your driver’s license might seem like a small thing, but to over 100-thousand people, it could mean life. “I have nothing to lose by getting his story out there, but I have everything to gain, a new kidney for my son,” said Jodi Palmer, Brisen’s Mother.
Donor Remembrance Day Honors Colorado Organ Donors – KDVR – Denver, CO
Coloradans are known for being a generous bunch, and the latest numbers from Donor Alliance only back that up. Sixty-eight percent of Coloradans have signed up to donate organs upon death, the highest number in the entire country, per Donor Alliance.
Colorado Man Receives Gift of Life Through Organ Donation – KUSA – Denver, CO
Donor Alliance says last year was a record breaking year. 622 lives were saved in Colorado and Wyoming because of organ and tissue donation and Tony of Parker, CO, was one of those people who received a lifesaving transplant.
Donor Dash 5k Brings Stories of Lives Touched by Organ and Tissue Donation – Oil City News – Casper, WY
It was breezy and partly sunny Saturday as people from across the region turned out for the annual Wyoming Donor Dash 5K at the Tate Pumphouse. The event was a celebration of those who choose to donate organs and tissues after death.
Childhood Friends Reunite Through Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation – KGWN – Cheyenne, WY
Mark Holder is a Laramie resident and Lucy Williamson is a Cheyenne resident. Through Donor Alliance’s Advocate for Life volunteer program, and the group sharing recipes during the holidays, Williamson noticed a Hawaiian fudge recipe that was all too familiar.