The LifeCenter Northwest Blog

Keep up with the latest news and resources from the leaders and members of our organization.

This is the heart used in Stovall's procedure.
September 23, 2022

Patient Receives 1st Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) Heart Transplant in the Pacific Northwest

Innovative Procedure Creates More Opportunities for Life-Saving Donations as U.S. Reaches One Million Transplant Milestone Seattle (Sept. 23, 2022) – On Aug. 11, LifeCenter Northwest, the Organ Procurement Organization for … Read More

September 21, 2022

Innovative Simulation Labs Will Help Boost Lung Donation

As anyone who’s been involved with donation can tell you, lung procurement and transplant is quite challenging. The lungs of brain-dead donors or lungs that have been injured can be … Read More

September 15, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month

What is National Hispanic Heritage Month? Observed annually from September 15-October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the histories and cultures of American citizens’ ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, … Read More

Whether you are a resident of Alaska, Montana, northern Idaho, or Washington wanting to stay up-to-date on donation happenings and stories in our region, or a member of the media looking for information and statistics about organ and tissue donation, we’ve got you covered. For media inquiries please contact us at media@lcnw.org

Stories of Hope

Read the inspirational stories of donors, donor families, transplant recipients and waiting list patients from around our region.

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Media

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Videos

Our videos show the profound beneficial impact organ and tissue donation has had on both donor families, and recipients

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LifeCenter Northwest Fact Sheet

Organ transplant waiting list* 

National: 106,095

Regional: 2,279

Alaska: 164

Idaho: 313

Montana: 190

Washington: 1,612

*United Network for Organ Sharing data as of  May 31, 2022.

2021 Annual Report

We know 2021 was a memorable year for all of us, but especially so for the people whose lives were saved through organ and tissue donation. Learn more about our shared achievements in the 2021 Annual Report.

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