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National Pediatric Transplant Week

As National Donate Life Month wraps up next week and the last full week in April focuses on the pediatric transplant waiting list. Throughout April, Donate Life America encourages Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to…
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Living Organ Donor Insurance Act, Unanimous Vote!

March 28, 2019, Denver, CO -- Yesterday, was another big stride for living organ donors! At the Health & Insurance Committee Meeting at the Colorado State Capitol, Sponsors Representative Buckner and Representative Landgraf presented House…
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We did it! Thanks to your amazing support we SURPASSED our year-end giving goal

Happy New Year to our amazing community! Thank you for helping us SURPASS our year-end giving goal! We are beyond thrilled to announce that we not only reached, but SURPASSED our year-end giving goal thanks to your AMAZING contributions and…
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Good News to Share! Our 2018 End of Year Update

We have lots of GOOD NEWS to share! This year we delivered crucial financial support to 142 living donors and transplant recipients, the largest number among independent nonprofits who don’t receive government funding. We also provided…
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#GivingTuesday: A Heartfelt Thank You!

Executive Director Anastasia Henry is pictured above with Travis, who received mentorship through ATF prior to donating a kidney to a stranger this May. Now Travis volunteers with us and serves as a mentor himself. Eric, the father of a newborn…
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New Colorado Law Offers Some Paid Time Off For Living Organ Donors

Coloradan Bruce Magley had his first kidney taken out when he was 3 years old because of a tumor. Last April, his left kidney gave out too. Now he goes to dialysis at least three times a week as he waits for a much-needed kidney. Governor…

New Organ Donor Support Act Brings Hope To Thousands

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper held had a ceremonial signing for a new law that could potentially save lives.  The passing would make Colorado one of the first states to subsidize paid leave for living organ donors. According to Donate Life Colorado,…

Committee Approves Bill Giving Living Organ Donors Paid Leave

Organ donation can mean a whole new chance at life for recipients, but for the people helping them out, sometimes it can cause some challenges as they're helping someone out. One of those challenges comes with getting paid time off of…

Organ Donor Bill Passes Committee Following Flight Nurse Testimony

On Monday, Colorado lawmakers heard from people who are alive today because of living organ donation and are pushing for the Colorado Living Donor Support Act. A proposed bill was introduced to provide paid time off to living donors…

Injured Flight Nurse Now Giving Back

After a record settlement in a helicopter crash that killed the pilot and nearly killed him, fight nurse Dave Repsher is ready to start anew. “Well it’s such a beautiful place,” Dave said as he stood with CBS4’s Alan Gionet in…

Colorado Considers Tax Break for Organ Donors

Imagine having to choose between paying your rent and helping to save a friend's life. That's the situation that organ donation advocates hope to prevent with a new bill. This wasn’t theoretical in one high-profile case: a deadly crash…

State Bill Would Give Living Organ Donors Paid Time Off

In Colorado, 2,433 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Of those, 1,792 need a kidney, an organ that can be donated by a living person. Now, state lawmakers are considering a bill to make living donations a little easier called the Colorado…