LifeCenter Northwest Credits 2020 Success to Resilience and Donor Generosity

The organ procurement organization (OPO) embraced mission-focused innovation and partnership to save lives through organ and tissue donation amid the pandemic As we enter a new year, LifeCenter Northwest extends its deepest gratitude to the organ and tissue donors, and their families, who made 2020 a year of second chances for thousands of others. Together, […]

LifeSaver Award Series: Dr. Martin Lee, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center

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. Martin Lee of MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Wash.! Dr. Lee was […]

Gerald “Buggy” Bryant: ‘He was always the helper’

Gerald Bryant, Jr. was a hardworking man who loved his family. As the youngest of four siblings – all sisters – he was outnumbered and overpowered by them while growing up, but he later emerged as ‘the life of the party’ – the person everyone wanted in their corner. He was a local rap legend […]

‘Everyone dies, not everyone lives’: Donor Trey Tweddle lived his life to the fullest

“Everyone dies, not everyone lives.” This was Trey’s life motto. From his first breath to his last, he truly made life count. Trey’s sister, Crystal Tweddle, shares her brother’s story and the legacy he left behind. “Trey was my first Best Friend, my only sibling,” she begins. “Trey had many attributes that made him who […]

Remembering Kelly Donovan: ‘Strong, persuasive, kind. That’s her legacy.’

Kelly Donovan’s mom, Rita Nonneman, recounts her experience as a donor mom and the love, grief, and pride she shares for her youngest daughter who gave the gift of life in December 2016. Editor’s note: Rita –– and the Donovan family –– are a passionate, sharp-witted and honest bunch. The language used in this story […]