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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.

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

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.

December 16, 2021

“Road To The Rose Parade” Event Highlights + 2022 Rose Parade Information

In just a few days, LifeCenter Northwest’s 2022 Rose Parade honoree, Alex Encila, will have his floragraph (floral portrait) featured on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float in the 2022 … Read More

December 15, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Rachel Koenekamp, RN, Billings Clinic (Billings, Mont.)

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … Read More

November 30, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Dawn Schmidt, MultiCare Deaconess Hospital (Spokane, Wash.)

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … Read More

October 31, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Jim Cornwell, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital (Tacoma, Wash.)

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … 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

September 30, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Jen Moyes, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham, Wash.)

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … 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

August 31, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Hannah Esmeralda, RN, St. Joseph Medical Center, part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … Read More

July 31, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Kimberly Vasquez, RN, and Stephanie Connelly, RN, Providence St. Peter Hospital (Olympia, Wash.)

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … Read More