About LifeCenter Northwest
We are dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. As a federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization and an AATB-accredited tissue recovery organization, we seek to be good stewards of the gift of life. We work with families, medical professionals, and communities across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho and Washington. Register today to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and leave a legacy of hope.
What we do
Support and honor donor families
LifeCenter Northwest supports grieving families throughout the donation process and beyond. We provide support on-site in hospitals and by phone as needed to educate families on the process and expectations associated with their loved one becoming a donor. We provide memory making opportunities before recovery occurs to acknowledge the generosity and selfless act of donation.
We also have our Aftercare program that includes 18-months of grief support, including personal calls and letters, counseling referrals, and additional resources specific to the needs of the family. Our Aftercare team coordinates communication between donor families and recipients and helps to honor donors through special projects and events such as local donation celebrations.
Support and collaborate with medical professionals
We work closely with more than 200 partner hospitals to maximize donation opportunities so that together we can save and improve more lives across our region. Our Hospital Development team provides ongoing education for hospital staff on organ and tissue donation guidelines and procedures, to ensure that they always recognize and refer potential donors. We also help hospitals stay in compliance with federal regulations.
Provide clinical support for organ and tissue recovery
LifeCenter Northwest coordinators are available 24-hours-a-day at (888) 543-3287 for on-site response to potential donation referrals. Our coordinators assess a potential donor’s medical suitability for donation, provides clinical support, and manages the recovery of both organs and tissue. Our staff works with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to place organs and coordinate transportation for transplant teams.
Educate the public
In addition to managing the Montana and Washington state donor registries, we strive to educate the communities we serve about organ and tissue donation, providing education programs such as DMV-based outreach and training, traffic education curricula, and presentations to schools. Our community advocates are an integral part of the LifeCenter Northwest family and by sharing their stories they foster a better understanding and appreciation of donation in our community.
Our values guide our behaviors, practices, and interactions with each other and with all of our stakeholders.
We are trustworthy, reliable, respectful, and accountable.
We work in partnership with others, seeking to understand and be understood, and finding common ground to build upon together.
Through professionalism and dedication, we honor our commitment to serve others and our obligation to be good stewards of the gift of life.
We take personal responsibility and face challenges head-on.