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Donor Alliance Wins National Award for “My Hero Said Yes!” Commercial  |  06.29.15

Donor Alliance, the organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, announced today that it was named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their “My Hero Said Yes!” television commercial. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this award recognizes the best in video production nationally. You […]

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Double Arm Transplant Recipient Shares Story of Gratitude, Perseverance  |  06.18.15

After an aggressive infection, Will Lautzenheiser lost all four limbs. Though he was devastated by the loss, he was determined to accept his new reality and move on with his life. His motto became “figure it out.” When a doctor approached Lautzenheiser about the possibility of a double arm transplant, he weighed the pros and […]

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Woman Gives Birth After Ovarian Tissue Transplant  |  06.10.15

A Congolese-Belgian woman made history by becoming the first woman to deliver a baby following a transplant of her own ovarian tissue. When the woman was 11, she was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, which required chemotherapy. In an effort to give her a chance to eventually have a family, doctors removed the woman’s right ovary […]

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Amniotic Tissue Donation from One Mother Helps Another Mother Heal  |  06.04.15

Fifteen years of dancing left Ashleigh with a painful bone spur and degenerative arthritis in her first metatarsophalangeal joint, which made it difficult to keep up with her young son, Beckett. “As a dancer, you’re really hard on your feet,” said Ashleigh. “Sometimes you power through an injury when you should be taking care of […]

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Face Transplant Recipient Meets Donor’s Family  |  06.01.15

Two families forever changed by horrible accidents recently met to see firsthand the incredible possibilities of donation. After a shotgun accident disfigured Richard Norris’ face, he became depressed and reclusive. He endured surgery after surgery, each an attempt to give him a chance at a normal life. Finally, one surgery offered him some hope, and […]

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