Media is the single biggest influence on public perception of organ, tissue and eye donation. The stories shared by reporters and journalists shine a spotlight on the lifesaving and life-healing gifts given and received.
Here, members of the media will find information about Donor Network of Arizona and learn more about donation and transplantation in the Arizona community.
See our most recent blog posts below!
The Gift of Sight: Celebrating Eye Donation Month
Alan Taylor, director of Tissue Services at Donor Network of Arizona (DNA), was in high school when he received the diagnosis that he was in early stages of keratoconus. Keratoconus occurs when your cornea becomes distorted, and in Taylor’s case, caused his vision in his left eye to eventually be nothing more than color and …Read More
Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day
When Cait Kelley found a lump in her breast, her doctor assured her it was “probably nothing,” she says. After trusting her gut and demanding a mammogram, that lump became “definitely something” in the span of a week. She was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer at 33, a diagnosis that often comes with a …Read More
Donate Life Day at the Diamondbacks
Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) celebrated Donate Life Day at the Arizona Diamondbacks game on July 9, 2022. The event was a huge success with over 2,500 tickets sold in our sections at the game. We invited donor families and recipients to celebrate the life of their loved one or honor their donor. Donation Champions …Read More
Valen Krasnov Valen Krasnov was just 3 years old when his parents were told he was in liver failure and needed a transplant. The shocking news came after Valen and his father, Zaccarri, went on a camping trip and afterward noticed Valen’s eyes were almost completely yellow. He was admitted into the hospital in June …Read More
LGBTQ+ community encouraged to register to save and heal lives
One of the many misconceptions about organ, eye and tissue donation is that members of the LGBTQ+ community are not able to register as organ donors, or receive a transplant. This is FALSE. Andrew Banacki, living kidney donor from Ohio, speaks on the misconceptions that come with organ donation and how his family’s life was …Read More