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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

January 24, 2023

2022: A year of generosity contributes to a historic milestone for the nation’s organ donation and transplant system  

Last year, LifeCenter Northwest facilitated the donation of 921 organs from 310 deceased organ donors for life-saving transplants from across Alaska, Montana, northern Idaho and Washington. These acts of altruism … 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

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

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. Read More

January 15, 2021

LifeCenter Northwest Credits 2020 Success to Resilience and Donor Generosity

The organ procurement organization (OPO) embraced mission-focused innovation and partnership to save lives through organ and tissue donation amid the pandemic As we enter a new year, LifeCenter Northwest extends … 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