August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

This observance is dedicated to save and heal the lives of people of color by growing understanding of organ, eye, and tissue donation.
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Saying Yes to Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Saves Lives

By signing up to the Donate Life Colorado Donor Registry, you can be someone’s hero. One heroic choice can save and heal lives.

Donate Life Colorado Statistics

one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation.

Donate Life Colorado Statistics

one donor can save and heal more than 75 lives through tissue donation.

Donate Life Colorado Statistics

one donor can save the sight of 2 individuals through eye donation.

Donate Life Colorado Statistics

69% of Coloradans have signed up to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

Nearly 2,000 people in Colorado are waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

Jaime

Cornea Recipient / Aurora, CO

“We now understand the huge impact that one person can make and how important it is to be active in supporting organ, eye and tissue donation.”

When Jaime was just six years old, he developed aggressive cataracts on both eyes. They grew so quickly he was nearly blind within four weeks of being diagnosed. Six months after having surgery on both eyes, surgeons determined Jaime’s right cornea had sustained damage from the surgery and was in need of a cornea transplant.

After receiving a successful partial cornea transplant, Jaime has a new perspective on life. Jaime’s mother is also forever grateful for the new opportunity given to her son to see life and all of its beautiful colors.

As passionate advocates for organ, eye and tissue donation, Jaime and his family volunteer with Donor Alliance and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank to raise awareness about the importance of saying ‘yes’ to donation.