AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A woman who received a life-saving organ donation is thanking the doctors who saved her life. Colleen Reed visited the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora on Monday.

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She says the gift of an organ donation not only saved her life, but changed her life.

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“I think of my donor and my donor’s family each and every day. When we gather as a larger family, we often say let’s save a space at the table for the donor,” said Reed.

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Besides saying “Thank you” the visit was two-fold. Reed will be representing Colorado on the Donate Life float during the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

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LINK: Donate Life Colorado