Colorado Records Highest Percentage Of Residents Joining The Organ And Tissue Donor Registry Ever In 2015

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Local organ procurement organization announces increase in registered organ, eye and tissue donors, 428 lives saved through organ donation and record-breaking tissue donation year, translating to more lives saved and healed

DENVER, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally designated nonprofit that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming, recorded another impactful year in 2015, helping save the lives of 428 people through organ donation and transplantation. In addition, the organization worked with 1,624 tissue donors and their families to recover lifesaving and healing tissue that will provide bone and skin grafts to thousands of recipients in need.

The organization, which educates the public on organ and tissue donation and manages the state donor registries in Colorado and Wyoming, also announced that 997,879 names were added to the registries in 2015. The donor designation rate, or percentage of individuals joining the state donor registry, was at an all-time high this past year in Colorado with 67.8% of the state's licensed drivers and ID card holders on the registry and 58.6% in Wyoming. The two states maintained some of the highest donor designation rates in the country. Continue reading

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