Leader in Donation: Vicky Phillips, Executive Director, Providence Alaska Medical Center

What does organ and tissue donation mean to you? I view organ and tissue donation as the greatest gift we can give another individual. Many organ donors come from a personal tragedy. Being able to help turn that tragedy into something positive is wonderful. Knowing that someone else’s life can be improved or extended from […]

LifeCenter Northwest Celebrates Another Year of Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

LifeCenter Northwest is proud to celebrate their eighth year in a row of saving more lives than ever before with 878 organs transplanted in 2018, compared to 742 in 2017. In addition to the highest number of organs ever provided for transplant, the organ procurement organization achieved a record for the number of organ donors […]

2019 Rose Parade Recap

Happy new year from LifeCenter Northwest! This New Year’s holiday, LifeCenter Northwest accompanied the family of organ and tissue donor Joel Eggert to the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California to celebrate Joel’s legacy of generosity through his gifts of life. Joel became a donor at Harborview Medical Center in 2016 and his legacy lives […]

Leaders in Donation: Dr. David Lechner, Chief Medical Officer, Community Medical Center

In an effort to celebrate the successes and highlight the unique obstacles of our donation partners, we interviewed leadership from around our region to ask why donation is important to them, share what is unique about their region and what they enjoy most about living and working where they do.  We are proud to feature […]

Southwest Airlines flight turnaround and information about the transportation of organs

In response to the recent news story about a Southwest Airlines flight turned around mid-flight in order to return a human heart to Seattle, we’d like to provide some information around the organ donation process and transportation of organs, particularly those intended for transplant. We’d like to clarify that LifeCenter Northwest was not involved with […]