Alaska woman battles pulmonary fibrosis and COVID-19 quarantine while awaiting the gift of life

August 2020 Joyce Brooks is on the transplant waiting list. She’s waiting for lungs to replace hers that are scarred and hardened by Pulmonary Fibrosis. Her story with lung disease begins in Anchorage, Alaska in 1997. She was stationed there while serving in the Air Force. Joyce led an active life; she was involved in […]

Story of Hope: Two-Time Transplant Recipient Overcomes Adversity

When Tim Dean learned that he needed a kidney transplant, everything seemed like a blur. Although he had lived with type 1 diabetes for 32 years, he rarely experienced any complications. One day at work he started having some back pain. He shrugged it off as muscle soreness and continued working until one wrong movement […]

LifeSaver Award Series: Cammie Rome, RN, Skagit Valley Hospital (Mount Vernon, Wash.)

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 energy. We are pleased to present the LifeSaver Award to Cammie Rome, RN, of Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Wash. Cammie was nominated by LifeCenter […]