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.
|Local Organ Donors||115||130||134||126||148|
|Small Intestine Transplant||3||1||0||1||1|
|Total Organs Transplanted
|Local Tissue Donors||894||1,024||966||1017||1,177|
|Heart Valve Donors||92||102||101||105||111|
|Joint Restoration Donors||110||87||93||83||106|
Source: Donor Alliance data
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