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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

November 11, 2019

A life of service: From the Army to organ procurement

November 2019 LifeCenter Northwest Surgical Organ Recovery Specialist, Les Olson, has worked in organ donation for over 50 years. That’s right 50. Though he has served one of the longest … Read More

September 26, 2019

Organ donors save a record number of lives through donation and transplantation

September 2019 119 organs, including 53 kidneys, were provided for transplant in August thanks to the generosity of organ donors across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington Continuing a seven-year … Read More

August 21, 2019

Guest Speaker and Tissue Recipient Jason Schecterle visits LifeCenter Northwest

Earlier this summer, our staff welcomed guest speaker and tissue recipient, Jason Schecterle to our office headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Jason’s message of hope and resilience in the face of … Read More

August 13, 2019

Benefis Health System donor to be honored on Donate Life Float at Rose Parade

Each year, LifeCenter Northwest selects a donor from our service area to be honored on the Donate Life Float at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. We are joined by … Read More

July 30, 2019

LifeCenter Welcomes New Director, Clinical and Family Services

LifeCenter Northwest is proud to announce the newest member of its leadership team, Susan Cameron, as the first Director of Clinical and Family Services, a newly developed position. Susan joins … Read More

December 14, 2018

Southwest Airlines flight turnaround and information about the transportation of organs

In response to the recent news story about a Southwest Airlines flight turned around mid-flight in order to return a human heart to Seattle, we’d like to provide some information … Read More