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August 25, 2020

Story of Hope: Two-Time Transplant Recipient Overcomes Adversity

When Tim Dean learned that he needed a kidney transplant, everything seemed like a blur. Although he had lived with type 1 diabetes for 32 years, he rarely experienced any … Read More

July 1, 2020

‘To my donor and family, I give thanks every morning’; Heart recipient Brian Starr lives life to its fullest

For Brian Starr, 18 holes of golf and a 30-mile bike ride was a typical weekend with friends and family. He enjoyed running and took care of himself, ate a … Read More

April 24, 2020

Family man and philanthropist Randy Scott honored with Gift of Life award by Montana Governor

A loving husband. Dedicated father of four. Basketball coach. Neighborhood handyman. Philanthropist. Accomplished banker and board member. It’s an understatement to say Randy Scott was a beloved member – and … Read More

April 16, 2020

National Donate Life Month: Governor Inslee honors young organ donor posthumously with Gift of Life award.

April 2020 Sam was a bit of a thrill-seeker. He was always the first of his friends to leap off a bridge into a swimming hole or try out a … Read More

March 9, 2020

Resolution in Washington State Legislature Declares April as Donate Life Month

On March 4, the Washington State Legislature approved State Resolution 8707 honoring April as Donate Life Month. The resolution, sponsored by Representative Monica Stonier in the House and Senator Ann … Read More

February 12, 2020

Valentine’s Day extends beyond matters of the heart, honors organ, eye, and tissue donors for National Donor Day

Though February 14 is most well-known for displaying acts of love through Valentines, something most people are not aware of is the day’s recognition for another matter of the heart…or … Read More

January 16, 2020

Ringing in 2020 at the Rose Parade

This New Year’s holiday, LifeCenter Northwest Donor Family Aftercare Manager Ashlei Lind and Donation and Family Advocate Nettie Jensen-our 2019 Values Award Winner-accompanied the family of organ and tissue donor … Read More

November 19, 2019

Road to the Rose Parade honors Benefis Health System organ donor Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd was fiercely competitive and an exceptional athlete, but also radiated empathy and kindness to friends and strangers alike. In her short 17 years, her generosity touched the lives … Read More

October 11, 2019

Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day: A tissue recipient’s story of hope and healing

October 2019 Thank you to the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations for sharing Kate’s story When Kate Kane was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2011, her doctor outlined … Read More

September 26, 2019

Dedication Garden honors donors, families, recipients, and waiting list candidates on Rose Parade Float

Each year, the Donate Life Rose Parade® float honors organ, eye, and tissue donors from across the country and inspires people to save and heal lives. An integral part of … Read More

September 10, 2019

10 years later, a grateful heart recipient honors his donor and continues to celebrate a new lease on life

September 2019 The “widow-maker” Life was pretty good for Richard Henderson. He was married, professionally employed, and able to both teach and perform music part-time. His cardiac health had never … Read More

August 27, 2019

‘Paula is my hero’; grateful kidney recipient meets family of woman who gave him gift of life

Paula Williams was a strong and independent woman. Paula did nothing but her best job on any task given to her. Paula grew up in a poor family and as … Read More

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