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January 23, 2024

Milestone year achieved, bringing hope and healing to families and recipients

LifeCenter Northwest facilitated the donation of a record 1,265 organs from 417 deceased donors in 2023, a groundbreaking achievement. This milestone underscores the organization’s commitment to saving lives through organ … Read More

Rose Parade 2024 families
January 12, 2024

Donor families meet through special Rose Parade connection

We had the privilege of honoring the lifesaving legacies of both Dom Calata and Marty Palmanteer with floral portraits that adorned the OneLegacy Donate Life Rose Parade float and debuted … Read More

September 18, 2023

Donation Celebrations

From Spokane to Bellevue to Billings to Missoula, we’ve been making our rounds to celebrate donor families and their loved ones who made life and sight possible for others through … Read More

May 15, 2023

Montana governor honors organ donors at “Gift of Life” event in Helena

When Jacob Clayton drew his final breath just days before his 28th birthday, his family agonized over whether to donate his organs. Clayton was known for his kind soul, adventurous … Read More

Gov. Inslee speaks at Gift of Life ceremony
April 12, 2023

Washington Governor Jay Inslee honors state’s organ donors at event in Olympia

When 35-year-old military veteran and Pierce County Deputy Dominique “Dom” Calata died in the line of duty last year, his final act of service was to donate his organs, tissues … Read More

March 31, 2023

LaMont Williams: Not Afraid to Fail

LaMont Williams took his grandfather’s words of wisdom to heart and had his blood checked every six months to be on guard against the potential onset of diabetes, which runs … Read More

February 10, 2023

Donor family celebrates loved one at 2023 Rose Parade

The 2022-23 honoree was Kaylea Curry, a quirky 10-year-old from Fairbanks, Alaska. Her parents, Christy and Joe Curry, made the 3,000-mile trip to sunny California to help decorate the Donate … 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. 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

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

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