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Just weeks after competing in a mini-triathlon with his three sons, Kurt lost the ability to use his right shoulder. Prior to the injury-causing accident, he could often be found competing in triathlons, barefoot-water skiing, test riding motor cycles, All Terrain Vehicles and snow mobiles or taking part in his favorite activity: playing ball with […]
Pop sensation Justin Bieber increases organ and tissue donations while helping a young girl in need While awaiting a lung transplant, 20-year-old Helene Campbell decided to take action and increase donor awareness. Campbell and friends focused on a Twitter campaign with a specific goal in mind: getting Justin Bieber to take notice and spread the word to […]
Donor Alliance increases donor consent in CO, WY, delivers more joint restoration tissue allografts in 2011 | 01.24.12
Congratulations to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated organ procurement organization serving Colorado and Wyoming, which this week reported that it increased driver’s license office donor registration in 2011. This maintains Colorado’s position as one of the highest donor designation rates in the country. (At the close of 2011, 67 percent of Colorado’s licensed drivers and ID card holders […]
“Ryan died April 7, 2007. My head knows this as fact, but my heart is still waiting for my boy to come home.” Ryan’s mother Pat cries for him every night. They shared a special closeness and a love of people, especially small people. Ryan never met a stranger and his friends said his constant […]
“Participating in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float as a float rider was an amazing time. It was awesome decorating the float with all the other participants. After spending time with the donor families who participated, I decided to pen a thank-you letter to my own donor family. At first I was intimidated but they […]
Tissue recipient’s story of healing, participation in Rose Parade, makes news around the country | 01.16.12
The following story about Rose Parade float rider and tissue recipient Susan Cossabone has been published more than 600 times by newspapers and regional television networks’ websites throughout the country. Additionally, NBC40 in New Jersey produced this segment on her story. Great media visibility promoting the possibilities of tissue donation! How a woman’s leg was saved […]
Each year, in addition to sponsoring a float rider, non-profit tissue bank AlloSource selects two employees, and an executive leader to attend the Rose Parade and experience the Donate Life Float first-hand. Employees compete for the positions with essays describing what participating would mean to them. The AlloSource participants chosen this year, Heather McDowell and […]
This month Donate Life America launched a bold new initiative, “20 Million in 2012.” Jessica Melore’s story of hope helped to launch the campaign. Earlier this month was her 30th birthday, a milestone birthday she did not always think she was going to have. At only 16 years old Jessica received a sudden and lifesaving heart transplant. Watch […]
Once again the Donate Life Float was a tremendous success and particularly moving addition to the Tournament of Roses Parade. Check out some excellent photography from the day, done by Scott Weersing.