Organ, Blood & Brain Donation

You can have a lasting impact on our patients, the communities we serve and the future of health care by becoming an organ, blood and brain donor.

What Is Organ Donation?

Well over 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. From heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas donations, to donations of corneas, skin, bone, large veins and other tissues, a single donor can save several lives. Learn more about organ donation and how you can become an organ donor.

What Is Blood Donation?

When you donate blood, you could be saving a life!

Blood is routinely used to help trauma victims, surgery and cancer patients in your community. Some patients may only need a single blood transfusion, while others may require 60 pints or more – so there is always a need!

Learn more about Banner Health’s 2 blood donation centers in Colorado and blood drives hosted in your area.

What Is Brain Donation?

Banner Sun Health Research Institute is recognized worldwide for research on age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Through its Brain and Body Donation program, individuals may choose to donate their brains and bodies to science after they die. Research conducted as a result of these donations have led to many of today’s breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research. Learn more about the program and how you can help advance medical research.