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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

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

January 20, 2022

Santokh Gill Named as New President and CEO Effective March 1, 2022

Santokh Gill joins LifeCenter Northwest with more than 25 years of healthcare, organ transplantation and senior leadership experience.

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

August 25, 2020

Alaska woman battles pulmonary fibrosis and COVID-19 quarantine while awaiting the gift of life

August 2020 Joyce Brooks is on the transplant waiting list. She’s waiting for lungs to replace hers that are scarred and hardened by Pulmonary Fibrosis. Her story with lung disease … Read More

July 28, 2020

New Organ Utilization Coordinator Team Will Bring Efficiencies, Better Partnerships and More Lives Saved

LifeCenter Northwest is thrilled to share that we’ve taken a major step forward by forming our new Organ Utilization Coordinator (OUC) team. Our new OUC team will be dedicated to … 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

June 30, 2020

Organs in Waiting

Life-saving organ and tissue donations continue amid a pandemic by embracing mission-focused innovation and partnership June 30, 2020. Transplant procedures across the nation – and the world – slowed in … Read More

January 13, 2020

LifeCenter Northwest Celebrates a Decade of Generosity and Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

As we enter a new year, LifeCenter Northwest would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the organ and tissue donors and their families who made 2019 a year of … Read More

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