Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I make the best decision for my loved one?

Think about your loved one. What has been important to them? What values have they shown throughout their life? If given the chance to save a life, what would they say? Connect with those values and memories as you consider what decision honors them.

Can my loved one save a life?

We spoke with you because your loved one can save someone’s life. By supporting donation, your loved one is in a rare position to give hope to those waiting for a life-saving organ. It is possible that one person can save up to 8 lives through organ donation, but even one organ can mean everything to a waiting patient. Nearly 22 Americans die each day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

How does LifeCenter Northwest help?

LifeCenter Northwest will support you through each step of the donation process and offer ways to honor your loved one. Families are not responsible for healthcare costs related to donation. After donation, families are able to learn more about the recipients that their loved one saved. We offer all donor families an 18-month grief and bereavement program to continue to provide support.

The gift of organ donation can leave a lasting legacy for your loved one’s life. Many families share that donation has given them hope in this tragic time.

View a short video of a family who experienced loss and found comfort through donation: