Wyoming Cares / Wyoming Shares
Organ Donation in Wyoming
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. It provides hope and life to thousands of people suffering from organ failure. In addition, transplanted tissue offers hundreds of thousands of people an active and renewed life. Close to 120,000 Americans are currently awaiting a life changing organ transplant. The need for organ, eye and tissue donors is increasing every year.
In Wyoming, there were 39 residents whose lives were changed by an organ transplant procedure in 2012. In 2012, 59 Wyoming residents were added to the list of those waiting for one of these life changing procedures. There were a total of 150 Wyoming residents waiting for a transplant at the end of December, 2012.
Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares finances information and education regarding organ donation in Wyoming.
In the spirit of helping one another, Wyoming residents are able to show their support of organ and tissue donation by adding a dollar or more to their vehicle registration fees at the time of vehicle tag/plate renewal. The funds are used to increase opportunities for organ and tissue donation education in Wyoming.
Consider adding a dollar or more at the time of vehicle tag/plate renewal.
What's new with Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares?
A school program that Gives the Gift of Life
Educators may now request a "Decision: Donation" kit directly from Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares
Decision: Donation is an organ donation education program developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for secondary school students. The kit includes a resource book for teachers, two student-focused DVDs, and a core lesson that can be completed within one 45-minute class period. Additional activities and lessons designed for math, biology, social studies, and English classes can stand alone or be integrated into the existing curriculum.
WCWS Posters, Flyers, and Brochures
WCWS Posters, Flyers, and Brochures are available to anyone who would like to spread the word about organ donation. Contact Cherame at (307) 777-3527
Donate Life Wyoming Flyer
Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares Poster
More General Information on Organ Donation:
Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares Activities
Donor Awareness and Appreciation Event - April 26, 2013
Beth Holscher, Wyoming Medical Center donation liaison and chair of the WMC donation team, holds a certificate of appreciation from Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares.
Cody Stampede Float
Wyoming Cares/Wyoming Shares sponsored the first Cody Stampede float honoring Wyoming heroes who changed lives by being designated organ donors.
Volunteers from St. Anthony's Church in Cody, Wyoming raised funds in support of organ donation in Wyoming - 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Donors Rock Ride - August 2011