Montana governor honors organ donors at “Gift of Life” event in Helena.
When Jacob Clayton drew his final breath just days before his 28th birthday, his family agonized over whether to donate his organs. Clayton was known for his kind soul, adventurous … Read More
LaMont Williams: Not Afraid to Fail
LaMont Williams took his grandfather’s words of wisdom to heart and had his blood checked every six months to be on guard against the potential onset of diabetes, which runs … Read More
2022: A year of generosity contributes to a historic milestone for the nation’s organ donation and transplant system
Last year, LifeCenter Northwest facilitated the donation of 921 organs from 310 deceased organ donors for life-saving transplants from across Alaska, Montana, northern Idaho and Washington. These acts of altruism … Read More
Fairbanks 10-Year-Old Who Donated Lifesaving Organs to be Honored at 134th Rose Parade
Kaylea Curry will be honored during the 2023 Rose Parade that takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 2, 2023.
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
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
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
Washington State Legislature Shows Support for Organ and Tissue Donation
On Feb. 11, 2022, the Washington state Senate formally recognized April as Donate Life Month with a resolution reading. The reading was sponsored by organ and tissue donation champion, Sen. … Read More
Donor Alex Encila to be Honored at 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Alex Encila will be honored during the 2022 Rose Parade that takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on New Year’s Day.
A father’s transplant journey inspires daughter’s nursing career: ‘I was becoming a nurse without even knowing it’
I was just 10 years old when life for me and my family was turned upside down. I knew my Dad’s kidneys weren’t working right and we needed to learn … Read More
‘He was a magnet for positive people in his life’: Da’mon Higbee gives the ultimate gift
Last year, Da’mon Higbee gave the ultimate gift on Christmas Eve. He donated his heart, lungs, liver and kidneys; giving life to five people – a true miracle. He was … Read More
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