Road to the Rose Parade honors Benefis Health System organ donor Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd was fiercely competitive and an exceptional athlete, but also radiated empathy and kindness to friends and strangers alike. In her short 17 years, her generosity touched the lives of many. On Tuesday Nov. 12, Julie’s friends and family joined staff from Benefis Health and LifeCenter Northwest to celebrate her life and honor the legacy […]

Organ donors save a record number of lives through donation and transplantation

September 2019 119 organs, including 53 kidneys, were provided for transplant in August thanks to the generosity of organ donors across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington Continuing a seven-year upward growth trajectory of life-saving milestones, August saw 35 organ donors, 119 organs donated for transplant of which 53 were kidneys, the most of any […]

Benefis Health System donor to be honored on Donate Life Float at Rose Parade

Each year, LifeCenter Northwest selects a donor from our service area to be honored on the Donate Life Float at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. We are joined by organizations from across the nation in sponsoring donor families, living donors, and transplant recipients to attend the parade, connect with others touched by donation, and […]

Bellevue Donation Celebration wraps up summer gatherings

Each year, those who have been touched by organ, cornea, and tissue donation in Western Washington gather to celebrate the gift of life and remember those who gave to others. The annual Donation Celebration is hosted collaboratively by LifeCenter Northwest, the local organ procurement organization, and SightLife, the local cornea recovery organization. This year’s event […]

LifeCenter Northwest and SightLife host event to bring donation community together in Spokane

Last month, we hosted our third Donation Celebration of the year in Spokane, WA. These events are hosted in collaboration with our donation partner, SightLife, and give the organ, eye, and tissue donation community an opportunity gather together to honor a powerful gift. Our theme this year, “Every act of kindness creates a ripple” symbolizes the kindness of […]

Donation Celebrations bring donation and transplantation community together in Montana

At the beginning of the month, we hosted our annual Montana Donation Celebrations in Billings and Missoula. These events are hosted in collaboration with our donation partner, SightLife, and give the organ, eye, and tissue donation community an opportunity gather together to honor a powerful gift. Our theme this year, “Every act of kindness creates […]

The Moth & The Flame frontman donates kidney to save musical mentor and friend

Brandon Robbins, frontman for rock group The Moth & The Flame, gave his heart to music long ago, but last year he gave another part of himself to keep the music from stopping. From managing musicians and venues, to promoting concerts, Corey Fox has been involved in the music industry for the past 25 years. […]

Montana Governor, Steve Bullock, honors organ donors at the capitol

On April 19, LifeCenter Northwest collaborated with the Governor’s office to present the Gift of Life Award to more than 30 organ donors who gave the gift of life in Montana in 2018. Donor families gathered at the Capitol Building in Helena with representatives from LifeCenter Northwest, the Governor’s Office of Community Service, and the […]

Governor Inslee honors organ donors with Gift of Life Award

On April 4, LifeCenter Northwest collaborated with the Governor’s office to present the Gift of Life Award to more than 120 organ donors who gave the gift of life in Washington state in 2018. Donor families gathered at the Capitol Building in Olympia with representatives from LifeCenter Northwest, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, and the Department […]

LifeCenter Northwest Celebrates Another Year of Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

LifeCenter Northwest is proud to celebrate their eighth year in a row of saving more lives than ever before with 878 organs transplanted in 2018, compared to 742 in 2017. In addition to the highest number of organs ever provided for transplant, the organ procurement organization achieved a record for the number of organ donors […]