Director of Human Resources to Co-Chair National Donation Council

“This is an exciting opportunity for me to serve donation by helping make sure we are collaborative and innovative in the HR Council.” Congratulations to Amy Wilson, Human Resources (HR) Director at LifeCenter Northwest, who was recently appointed to serve as the Co-Chair of the HR Council to the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO).  As […]

Supporting children through grief

Jen Gutzmer, MA, LMHCA Family Support Coordinator   For adults, it can be hard to comprehend the death of an important person in our lives. We stumble through feelings of confusion, disbelief, and sadness. Sometimes we experience anger, guilt, or regret. There are moments when we feel like we’re finding our way forward and other […]

A Celebration of New Beginnings: National Donate Life Month

The gift of life is something to be celebrated every day, however April marks a particularly special time to rally around donation.  Donate Life Month is a national initiative focused on thanking those who make donation possible, celebrating a second chance at life for transplant recipients, and bringing the donation community together to raise awareness […]

Understanding the Waves of Grief

There are good days and there are bad days. The phrase is simple, but speaks to one of the great complexities of grief. For many of the families we work with, the grieving process is marked by the oscillation between disruptive sadness (“the bad days”) and a more manageable moments of clarity (the “good days”). […]

A New Heart Leads to Love

Celebrated worldwide in various traditions, Valentine’s Day is a holiday focused on expressing love and affection, and is almost exclusively represented by one ubiquitous symbol: a heart. The depiction of a heart can mean many things to many different people; to Cindy Kehl it is a multi-faceted representation of life, loss, and love. Cardiomyopathy, a […]