Colorado Living Donor Day 2017

Posted on 07. Jun, 2017 by in Events, Past Events, Recent Events

 

First Annual Colorado Living Donor Day

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The American Transplant Foundation, based in Denver, is striving to make Colorado the first state in the country where no one dies while waiting for a lifesaving kidney. The Foundation is partnering with CBS4 and the transplant community to celebrate living donors on the First Annual Colorado Living Donor Day.

 

 
Tune in to CBS4 on the evening of Tuesday, June 13th to learn about living organ donation and how you can be involved. Call the help center line until 7:00 pm at
303-831-HELP (4357) to talk to our team and get your questions answered.

 

 

Over 2,500 Colorado residents are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
 
The transplant waiting list has increased 50% in Colorado in the past decade compared to the national 25.6% with organ registration only increasing 9%.
 
97% of Coloradans on this list need a kidney or a liver, organs that can be donated by a living person.
 
Focusing on living donation is the only immediate solution for saving these lives.
 
If just 1 out of every 3,000 Coloradans donated a kidney, we could eliminate the kidney waiting list.

 

 
 

You Can Help Save a Life

 

Read about Coloradans in need of a kidney
 

Become a living donor
 

Donate financially
 

Register as an organ and tissue donor
 
 

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