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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

Joshua Hunter goes on his first walk at the University of Washington Medical Center after his double-lung transplant.
October 21, 2022

Healthy Lung Month: Reflections from double-lung recipient Joshua Hunter

**This is a guest blog submitted by Joshua Hunter. This piece details Joshua’s transplant journey and recovery. I’m a double lung transplant recipient. My wife and I believe that without … Read More

September 20, 2022

Communities of color need facts on organ donation, transplants

By Suzanne Watnick and Santokh Gill *This article originally appeared in the Seattle Times on Sept. 20., 2022 It’s no secret that communities of color have struggled with the U.S. … 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.

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

Organ donor Kaylea Curry and family smiling.
November 23, 2022

Fairbanks 10-Year-Old Who Donated Lifesaving Organs to be Honored at 134th Rose Parade

Kaylea Curry will be honored during the 2023 Rose Parade that takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 2, 2023.

This is the heart used in Stovall's procedure.
September 23, 2022

Patient Receives 1st Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) Heart Transplant in the Pacific Northwest

Innovative Procedure Creates More Opportunities for Life-Saving Donations as U.S. Reaches One Million Transplant Milestone Seattle (Sept. 23, 2022) – On Aug. 11, LifeCenter Northwest, the Organ Procurement Organization for … Read More

September 21, 2022

Innovative Simulation Labs Will Help Boost Lung Donation

As anyone who’s been involved with donation can tell you, lung procurement and transplant is quite challenging. The lungs of brain-dead donors or lungs that have been injured can be … 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 30, 2022

LifeSaver Award Series: Nicole Hodge, RN, Providence Alaska Medical Center (Anchorage, Alaska)

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

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

March 31, 2022

LifeSaver Award Series: Alex Park, RN, and Rachel Rodriguez, RN, VA Puget Sound Health Care System (Seattle)

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