LifeSaver Award Series: Dr. Kenneth Starks and Nancy Spencer, RN, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

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 this month’s LifeSaver Award to Dr. Kenneth Starks and Nancy Spencer, RN, both of whom work at Fairbanks Memorial […]

Emmett Dobbs becomes tissue donor at the age of 81; gifts skin to treat burn victims: ‘Dad can live on in some way, in others’

“Funny first.” That’s how Seatac man, Emmett Dobbs, 81, is described by his adult children, Dana and Derek Dobbs. “You could never catch him at a loss for words,” Derek added. Emmett was a witty, light-hearted, social man who loved a good steak and people watching at the local mall. He had diabetes and high […]

A father’s transplant journey inspires daughter’s nursing career: ‘I was becoming a nurse without even knowing it’

My parents were well known by the surgeons at this point, with my parents having over half a dozen surgeries between them and my dad on the list for a kidney transplant. After one appointment for my mom, a surgical nurse, Vicki, followed us out and asked a few simple questions of my dad, including […]