The LifeCenter Northwest Blog

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

May 13, 2022

Gov. Gianforte Honors Young Organ Donor During National Donate Life Month

When Charles Birtwistle, an aspiring doctor, tragically lost his life at the age of 32, his family knew his wishes. Charles had been a registered organ donor from the time … Read More

April 30, 2022

LifeSaver Award Series: Nicole Hodge, RN, Providence Alaska Medical Center (Anchorage, Alaska)

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and … Read More

April 8, 2022

Pediatric Organ Donor Honored During Donate Life Month

When 6-year-old Hazel Paddock died last year, her grieving parents made the decision to donate her organs and corneas, saving four lives and restoring sight to two others. Hazel is … Read More

Whether you are a resident of Alaska, Montana, North 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

Check out our recent press releases and news stories, as well as donation 101 media kit with FAQs, waiting list numbers, and statistics

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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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For the Media

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LifeCenter Northwest Fact Sheet

Organ transplant waiting list* 

National: 106,270

Regional: 2,272

Alaska: 148

Idaho: 306

Montana: 199

Washington: 1,619

*United Network for Organ Sharing data as of  February 28, 2022.

2020 Annual Report

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We know 2020 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 2020 Annual Report.

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We use these stories to help promote organ and tissue donation for educational purposes. We will always be respectful of you and your family and will only share what you are comfortable with. Thank you for helping us spread the life-saving message of donation.

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