Guest blog: The final beat of Nicholas Green’s heart of gold

By Donor Father, Reg Green The boy who received my son’s heart died Tuesday, although he wasn’t really a boy any longer. He was 37 years old. But when my 7-year old son, Nicholas, was shot in an attempted carjacking on a family vacation in Italy, Andrea Mongiardo was just 15. At the hospital in […]

Burn Awareness Week: Australian athlete receives second chance at life through tissue donation

Observed annually the first full week of February, Burn Awareness Week aims at educating communities about fire safety and sharing information regarding the frequency and severity of burn injuries. Each year, more than 450,000 burn injuries requiring medical treatment occur in the United States. Although burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes […]

LifeCenter Northwest surpasses major milestones, saves more lives in 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, LifeCenter Northwest (LCNW) – the federally designated, non-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington, has surpassed records set for both organ and tissue donors, resulting in more lives saved and improved than ever before. Working in close collaboration with hospital partners and local transplant centers, […]

LifeSaver Series: Diane King, Providence St. Peter Hospital-Olympia, WA

At LifeCenter Northwest (LCNW), collaborating with local hospitals, medical centers and medical professionals is an essential part of fulfilling our mission of working together to save lives through organ and tissue donation. These partnerships literally make donation possible. We established the LifeCenter Northwest LifeSaver Award, presented monthly, to honor those who demonstrate a commitment to improving […]

Twenty-two years later, Italians still keep a little American boy in their hearts.

By Donor Father, Reg Green A few weeks ago an emotional email arrived from southern Italy from people we had never met. They are the Santangelo family, who — after our seven-year old son Nicholas was shot in an attempted carjacking in southern Italy and his organs and corneas donated to seven Italians — had […]