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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.

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

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

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

The Support Spot
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

June 30, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Dr. Mary King and Jay Sandel, Harborview Medical Center

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
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 31, 2021

LifeSaver Award Series: Dr. Kenneth Starks and Nancy Spencer, RN, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

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

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