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Donation Champions Awards

Here at Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) we want to give an enthusiastic thank you to all our partners! At DNA, our vision is to challenge ourselves and others every day to realize Arizona’s potential to save and improve lives. Thanks to our incredible donation champions, we’ve furthered the reach of donation and saved countless …

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Illuminating Generosity – A Virtual Celebration of Life

“On a normal day, we would be welcoming you in person. We would be listening to you, we would be looking into your eyes, we would hear your stories of your loved one,” says Marcel Pincince, director of Donor Family and Advocate Services at Donor Network of Arizona (DNA). Due to the global pandemic, DNA …

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Celebrating Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day

Today we celebrate Breast Reconstruction Awareness, or BRA Day! This national initiative started in 2011 to promote education, awareness and access to information regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. For women who have undergone a mastectomy, psychological distress is not uncommon. Breast reconstruction can often be a …

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Protected: Honoring Heroes at High Speeds

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Happy Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day, we are thanking all the mothers who have said “yes” to birth tissue donation. Through Donor Network of Arizona’s (DNA) birth tissue donation program, birth tissue (placenta and umbilical cord) can become a priceless gift with the potential to aid in the healing of multiple or various types of surgical procedures. The …

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Hope over Fear | How the family of a young organ transplant recipient is facing a global pandemic

Photo: Heart recipient Oliver Crawford with a photo of Myles, his donor.   Because Oliver Crawford received his lifesaving heart transplant at just 6 days old, his family is taking extra precautions to keep him safe during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since his transplant, 5-year-old Oliver has been taking anti-rejection medication, which suppresses his immune …

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Hope In Challenging Times

“Oh. That’s cool!” That was Kwentin’s only reaction when he learned his sister had registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor when she got her driver’s license in December of 2019. His mother, Cecilia, describes him as “a boy of few words.” But that short family conversation about the gift of life helped her …

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Donation during a global pandemic

Organ transplantation is not an elective surgery. It is a life-or-death surgical intervention for people in organ failure. Therefore, the gift of life continues, but the process has changed slightly for organ, eye and tissue recovery, donor risk screenings, and how we have conversations with donor families in an era of social distancing. Amid the …

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Helping Others by Helping Yourself

Now nearly three months into 2020, how many of us have already begun feeling burnt out? “What have you done for you?” asked Michelle Post to more than 400 attendees at Donor Network of Arizona’s (DNA) 2019 “Illuminate” Donation Symposium last August. Followed by, “What can you do to take care of yourself?” It is …

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Honoring Gift of Life at Fiesta Bowl Parade

Each year, Donate Life Arizona honors all who are touched by the gift of donation at the Fiesta Bowl Parade. Donor families and recipients walk side-by-side in Donate Life Arizona’s parade segment, showcasing the legacies created through organ, eye and tissue donation. Accompanying these touching stories was a giant balloon of Reggie, the Donor Cactus, …

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