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January 18, 2023

A New Year’s resolution in honor of Fritz Weresch

Many of us begin the new year resolved to make changes to improve our lives and help others. We might vow to eat better, get more exercise, spend more time … Read More

October 25, 2022

Dynamic Duo: Jennipher Lorber remembers her mother, Debra K. Smith (an organ donor)

Debra Smith and her only child, Jennipher Lorber, were the dynamic duo. “It was us against the world,” says Jennipher. Debra was the fun mom. The life of the party. … Read More

September 15, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month

What is National Hispanic Heritage Month? Observed annually from September 15-October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the histories and cultures of American citizens’ ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, … Read More

July 28, 2022

25 Years of Saving Lives

LifeCenter celebrates its silver anniversary this year. That’s right—25 years of saving lives! LifeCenter Northwest was founded in 1997 and recovered 254 organs from 91 deceased organ donors that year. … Read More

May 13, 2022

Gov. Gianforte Honors Young Organ Donor During National Donate Life Month

When Charles Birtwistle, an aspiring doctor, tragically lost his life at the age of 32, his family knew his wishes. Charles had been a registered organ donor from the time … Read More

April 8, 2022

Pediatric Organ Donor Honored During Donate Life Month

When 6-year-old Hazel Paddock died last year, her grieving parents made the decision to donate her organs and corneas, saving four lives and restoring sight to two others. Hazel is … Read More

February 25, 2022

Washington State Legislature Shows Support for Organ and Tissue Donation

On Feb. 11, 2022, the Washington state Senate formally recognized April as Donate Life Month with a resolution reading. The reading was sponsored by organ and tissue donation champion, Sen. … Read More

January 20, 2022

Santokh Gill Named as New President and CEO Effective March 1, 2022

Santokh Gill joins LifeCenter Northwest with more than 25 years of healthcare, organ transplantation and senior leadership experience. Read More

November 3, 2021

Donor Alex Encila to be Honored at 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Alex Encila will be honored during the 2022 Rose Parade that takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on New Year’s Day. Read More

October 1, 2021

LifeCenter Northwest President & CEO Kevin O’Connor to Retire in 2022

After leading LifeCenter Northwest through significant growth in lifesaving organ and tissue donation over 12 years, President and CEO Kevin O’Connor has announced his retirement. O’Connor will remain in his … Read More

The Support Spot
September 3, 2021

The Support Spot: Children and Grief

Support a grieving child Our Donor Family Aftercare team often receives questions from family members about supporting children and teenagers following the death of a loved one. It can be … Read More

Tessa and Andre are pictured at their wedding reception
August 12, 2021

Man received living kidney donation from partner of four months. They later married.

The couple shares their story to address the number one problem in transplantation: the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of donated organs — especially in … Read More