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 […]

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

LifeCenter Northwest Joins National Effort to Advocate for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation in Multicultural Communities LifeCenter Northwest, in collaboration with the National Multicultural Action Group, will focus outreach and storytelling on multicultural communities throughout August in observance of National Minority Donor Awareness Month.The National Multicultural Action Group is comprised of leaders from the Association for […]

New Organ Utilization Coordinator Team Will Bring Efficiencies, Better Partnerships and More Lives Saved

LifeCenter Northwest is thrilled to share that we’ve taken a major step forward by forming our new Organ Utilization Coordinator (OUC) team. Our new OUC team will be dedicated to the allocation/placement of select organs for transplant and research, as well as all the accompanying logistics. Most importantly, this team will empower us to successfully […]