We are dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. As a federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization and an AATB-accredited tissue recovery organization, we seek to be good stewards of the gift of life. We work with families, medical professionals, and communities across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho and Washington. Register today to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and leave a legacy of hope.

Working at LifeCenter

Opportunities to join our team and help save and improve lives.

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Advocating in your Community

Resources to help you spread the word about donation in your community.

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LifeCenter Leadership

Our executive team, staff, and governing and advisory boards.

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What we do

Support and honor donor families

LifeCenter Northwest supports grieving families throughout the donation process and beyond. We provide support on-site in hospitals and by phone as needed to educate families on the process and expectations associated with their loved one becoming a donor. We provide memory making opportunities before recovery occurs to acknowledge the generosity and selfless act of donation.

We also have our Aftercare program that includes 18-months of grief support, including personal calls and letters, counseling referrals, and additional resources specific to the needs of the family. Our Aftercare team coordinates communication between donor families and recipients and helps to honor donors through special projects and events such as local donation celebrations.

Support and collaborate with medical professionals

We work closely with more than 200 partner hospitals to maximize donation opportunities so that together we can save and improve more lives across our region. Our Hospital Development team provides ongoing education for hospital staff on organ and tissue donation guidelines and procedures, to ensure that they always recognize and refer potential donors. We also help hospitals stay in compliance with federal regulations.

Provide clinical support for organ and tissue recovery

LifeCenter Northwest coordinators are available 24-hours-a-day at (888) 543-3287 for on-site response to potential donation referrals. Our coordinators assess a potential donor’s medical suitability for donation, provides clinical support, and manages the recovery of both organs and tissue. Our staff works with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to place organs and coordinate transportation for transplant teams.

Educate the public

In addition to managing the Montana and Washington state donor registries, we strive to educate the communities we serve about organ and tissue donation, providing education programs such as DMV-based outreach and training, traffic education curricula, and presentations to schools. Our community advocates are an integral part of the LifeCenter Northwest family and by sharing their stories they foster a better understanding and appreciation of donation in our community.

Our Mission

Working together to save lives through organ and tissue donation

Our Vision

A future where no one dies on the organ transplant waiting list, high-quality tissue grafts are available to all in need, every donor and donor family is honored, and all employees are inspired and empowered to realize their highest potential in service of our mission.

Our Values

Our values guide our behaviors, practices, and interactions with each other and with all of our stakeholders.

We are trustworthy, reliable, respectful, and accountable.

We work in partnership with others, seeking to understand and be understood, and finding common ground to build upon together.

Through professionalism and dedication, we honor our commitment to serve others and our obligation to be good stewards of the gift of life.

We take personal responsibility and face challenges head-on.

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Contact Us

Toll-Free Phone

Medical Referrals:

Tel (425) 201-6563
Fax (425) 688-7641
E-mail  info@lcnw.org

Satellite offices: 

Spokane, WA
Missoula, MT

Hospital Contacts: 

Click here to find the LifeCenter Northwest hospital representative dedicated to serving your hospital

For the Media

Media Contact Information
(425) 201-6637

LifeCenter Northwest Fact Sheet

Organ transplant waiting list* 

National: 106,685

Regional: 2,285

Alaska: 169

Idaho: 319

Montana: 186

Washington: 1,611

*United Network for Organ Sharing data as of  Aug. 31, 2021.

2020 Annual Report


We know 2020 was a memorable year for all of us, but especially so for the people whose lives were saved through organ and tissue donation. Learn more about our shared achievements in the 2020 Annual Report.

Accreditation, Certificates, and Registrations

LifeCenter Northwest uphold the most up-to-date Accreditation, Certificates, and Registrations documents. Click here to view these files.

Living Donor or Research – who to contact

If you’re interested in living donation (kidney or liver), donating your brain or whole body to research, view this document for contact information for those agencies.