A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors in Colorado and Wyoming, according to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving the two-state region.

 

Additionally, a record 1,177 tissue donors provided lifesaving and healing tissue, providing bone and skin grafts that will impact thousands of more lives. These milestones are a result of the high percentage of Colorado and Wyoming residents who have chosen to give the gift of life by registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.

 

ORGAN DATA 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Local Organ Donors 115 130 134 126 148
Kidney Transplants 194 217 223 203 241
Liver Transplants 97 87 100 84 109
Heart Transplants 27 40 54 47 43
Lung Transplants 26 28 44 34 45
Pancreas Transplants 21 21 25 21 24
Small Intestine Transplant 3 1 0 1 1
Total Organs Transplanted

(Lives Saved)

368 394 446 390 463

 

TISSUE DATA 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Local Tissue Donors 894 1,024 966 1017 1,177
Bone Donors 552 486 565 555 660
Skin Donors 648 936 882 934 1076
Heart Valve Donors 92 102 101 105 111
Joint Restoration Donors 110 87 93 83 106

Source: Donor Alliance data

 

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