AlloSource Hosts Joey Gase, NASCAR Driver and Donor Son, with the Limb Preservation Foundation at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children  |  May 9, 2014

Dr. John Polousky, Joey Gase and Jake Doud

Dr. John Polousky, Joey Gase and Jake Doud

AlloSource hosted Joey Gase, a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver and donor son, with the Limb Preservation Foundation at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Gase combines his racing career with his passion for raising awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation by driving the Donate Life racecar.

When his mother, Mary Jo Gase, passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm, Gase, who was just 18 at the time, made the decision to donate her organs and tissue. The experience inspired him to become an advocate for donation while he travels across the United States for races. AlloSource received Mary Jo’s tissue to process it for transplant and it has enhanced the lives of 59 people throughout the country and in Korea.

During his time in the Denver area, Gase visited the Limb Preservation Foundation at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital to see patients, including Jake Doud, a 17-year-old athlete and tissue recipient who had knee surgery in March. Jake received a cartilage allograft and will soon return to the sports he loves, thanks to donor tissue. If Jake did not receive a cartilage transplant, damage to his joint may have required a much more invasive joint replacement procedure. Dr. John Polousky, Jake’s doctor, sees the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of tissue donation every day in his work at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

AlloSource, The Limb Preservation Foundation and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s have worked together for 20 years to provide life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities for patients.

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