Every year, organ, eye and tissue transplants provide hope to tens of thousands of people suffering from disease, injury, trauma or blindness. In Wyoming there are nearly 200 people on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant. Nearly 120,000 people are waiting nationwide. Thousands more patients could benefit from lifesaving and healing eye and tissue donations.
Saying yes to becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor saves lives. At the time of their death, just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation. Transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy and productive lives, returning them to their families, friends and communities.
Nearly two-thirds of Wyomingites have already made the heroic decision to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Please talk to your family about your decision to be a donor. You, too, could be someone’s hero. Anyone can register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, regardless of age, race, medical history, religion or income. Even those with chronic conditions, such as hepatitis and diabetes, can register to give the gift of life to people in need of transplants.
Wyoming residents can register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors at the time of their death by saying ‘yes’ each time they obtain or renew a driver license or state ID, or at www.DonateLifeWyoming.org.
About Donor Alliance
Donor Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ procurement organization and accredited tissue bank for Colorado and most of Wyoming, Donor Alliance serves more than 5.8 million residents and more than 100 hospitals. The organization adheres to medical, regulatory and ethical standards: respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals, educating residents on the life-saving benefits of donation and inspiring them to sign up on the state’s donor registry. Colorado and Wyoming boast some of the highest rates of donor registration in the country, which directly translates to more lives saved through organ and tissue transplantation. Donor Alliance is one of 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States, and is also an American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank. For more information, please visit DonorAlliance.org or the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.