LifeSaver Award Series: Clair Korrell, RN, St. Clare Hospital (Lakewood, 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 this month’s LifeSaver Award to Clair Korrell, an RN at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, Wash.! Clair was nominated […]

Northwest-native John Wasson leaves a life-saving legacy through his gifts of organ and tissue donations

October 2020 John Wasson Jr., nicknamed “John-John” by his family, was the baby brother to three older siblings and the youngest child of Jean and John Wasson. He had Down Syndrome, and thanks to his mother, a lifelong education advocate, John attended a special education program at the University of Washington early in the program’s […]

LifeSaver Award Series: Jennifer Carney, RN, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics (Bellevue, 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 Jennifer Carney, RN, of Overlake Medical Center & Clinics in Bellevue, Wash! Jennifer was nominated […]

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 […]