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July 29, 2021

The Support Spot: Anniversaries

Special ways to honor our loved ones When we think of anniversaries, we normally think of events such as weddings, career changes and graduations. These annual occurrences tend to spark … Read More

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June 21, 2021

The Support Spot: APOLLO Study

The APOLLO study aims to improve kidney transplant outcomes As part of our mission to save lives and support donor families, LifeCenter Northwest is participating in an important national research … Read More

May 10, 2021

Emmett Dobbs becomes tissue donor at the age of 81; gifts skin to treat burn victims: ‘Dad can live on in some way, in others’

“Funny first.” That’s how Seatac man, Emmett Dobbs, 81, is described by his adult children, Dana and Derek Dobbs. “You could never catch him at a loss for words,” Derek … Read More

May 6, 2021

A father’s transplant journey inspires daughter’s nursing career: ‘I was becoming a nurse without even knowing it’

I was just 10 years old when life for me and my family was turned upside down. I knew my Dad’s kidneys weren’t working right and we needed to learn … Read More

April 30, 2021

The Support Spot: Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month April is National Donate Life Month. It was established in 2003 by Donate Life America and is observed each year as a way to encourage Americans … Read More

April 21, 2021

Donor mom advocates for organ donation in honor of her daughter’s gift of life: ‘I didn’t know about the gift donors give their families’

“Donor mom … it’s who I am now,” explains Diana Davis. Her eldest daughter, Danielle Davis Eger, passed away at the age of 30 from a brain aneurysm in 2019. … Read More

April 19, 2021

The life-saving legacy of John Francis Davis brings comfort to his family: ‘We’re so grateful that he was a donor. It has helped us a lot.’

John Francis Davis, known in Blackfeet Nation as ‘The Captain,’ was a high-spirited young man who possessed a special gift: He could connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. … Read More

April 19, 2021

Jakob Ash inspired a movement of kindness from people around the world: ‘Jake loved so many people; he was so kind’

Jakob Ash, a 31-year-old Army veteran and donor, inspired a movement of kindness from people around the world with a viral #justforjake hashtag that was memorialized on social media. When … Read More

January 15, 2021

LifeCenter Northwest Credits 2020 Success to Resilience and Donor Generosity

The organ procurement organization (OPO) embraced mission-focused innovation and partnership to save lives through organ and tissue donation amid the pandemic As we enter a new year, LifeCenter Northwest extends … Read More

December 22, 2020

Gerald “Buggy” Bryant: ‘He was always the helper’

Gerald Bryant, Jr. was a hardworking man who loved his family. As the youngest of four siblings – all sisters – he was outnumbered and overpowered by them while growing … Read More

December 21, 2020

‘Everyone dies, not everyone lives’: Donor Trey Tweddle lived his life to the fullest

“Everyone dies, not everyone lives.” This was Trey’s life motto. From his first breath to his last, he truly made life count. Trey’s sister, Crystal Tweddle, shares her brother’s story … Read More

December 20, 2020

Remembering Kelly Donovan: ‘Strong, persuasive, kind. That’s her legacy.’

Kelly Donovan’s mom, Rita Nonneman, recounts her experience as a donor mom and the love, grief, and pride she shares for her youngest daughter who gave the gift of life … Read More