Events

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August 2014

2014 National Minority Donor Awareness Week

August 1, 2014 - August 7, 2014

National Minority Donor Awareness Week is a nationwide observance to raise awarness of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community, and how to designate the decision to Donate Life.

Why is it important for minorities to become donors?

  • There are more than 64,000 Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans registered on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list.
  • Although these populations make up only 36 % of the U.S. population, ethnic communities comprise a disproportionately high percentage -- 56% -- of all patients on the waiting list for organ transplants.
  • Registering as an organ donor documents your wish to give life to another after you pass away.  Donate Life Northwest manages this confidential database for the state of Oregon.  Doctors do not have any access whatsoever to the Registry; they do not know if you are a donor, and your healthcare would never be compromised just because you registered.

We encourage you to share our resources and urge your community to register as organ, eye and tissue donors!

21st Annual Golf Tournament

August 5, 2014

Join us for a fun afternoon of golf at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.  Enjoy contests, beverages, food and a little friendly competition while supporting Donate Life Northwest's lifesaving programs!

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014
  • 1:00 pm shotgun start at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
  • $225 individual golfer or $850 per foursome
  • $500-$10,000 golf tournament sponsorships available

Register Here

Entry fee includes: green fees, cart, $50.00 Nike Bucks, driving range privileges, bag tag, tee prize, on-course beverages, box lunch, buffet dinner, bag service and club wash.  All players are entered into a drawing for door prizes.

Contact Donate Life Northwest at 503-494-7888 or email Anna Pappert at pappert@ohsu.edu to  golf, volunteer, become a sponsor or learn more.

17th Annual Elephant Garlic Festival

August 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Thousands of people will gather to experience two evenings, and three days of good music, food, entertainment, and fun at the annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival. Donate Life NW was invited to have a booth/table at the event. Want to help us staff a table one of the days? You'll meet some great people, help educate others about donation, and well....we're assuming you will eat a lot of garlic.Volunteer for 1 day or volunteer for all 3! Check out: www.funstinks.com.

Tabling at Eugene-Springfield PRIDE Festival

August 9, 2014


Donate Life Northwest will have a table once again at this year's Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival and we'd love your help. We'll be registering as many people as we can while also enjoying the sunshine, food, live music, and more. Info HERE. Come on out! :)

Eugene Pizza in the Park

August 14, 2014


Our first ever 'Eugene & Springfield Pizza in the Park' ambassador appreciation picnic!  Come to the lovely Owen Rose Garden to meet others who volunteer with Donate Life and share your great ideas for outreach. We appreciate you! Pizza and drinks provided by Donate Life Northwest. We will have some tee shirts and foam fingers available. RSVP required.

2014 Legacy Transplant Picnic

August 19, 2014

Alumnae of the Legacy Kidney Transplant Program and their families are invited to attend this event.
Donate Life Northwest staff will be on hand to talk about volunteering and upcoming events!
More information HERE.

Donate Life 201: ABC's of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

August 21, 2014


201-level trainings are free and open to the public.

Come and learn more about tonight's topic:  organ, eye and tissue donation!  Find details and RSVP by visiting our Volunteer Trainings & Opportunities Calendar.

Portland to Coast: Transplant Trotters Team

August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014

A team of organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, friends, and Donate Life NW staff working and walking the Portland to Coast together!

Portland Kidney Group & National Kidney Foundation Picnic

August 24, 2014

We are looking for  3-4 volunteers who are kidney recipients or living kidney donors.
Sunday, August 24: 1:30 - 3:30pm

PKG / NKF Summer Picnic-Pot Luck
Hawaiian theme at Peninsula Park N. Portland

Donor Family Picnic

August 24, 2014

Specific to Donor Families only, please.

A joint event between the Donor Family Advisory Committee & DLNW, this Salem gathering is an opportunity for Donor Families to meet one another, share stories, and create community amongst friends. Families are welcome to bring a keepsake of their loved one to display on the Memories Table. The Memories Table is a place to share something about your loved one with others.

This is our first Donor Family Picnic and we're keeping it very informal. We hope you will join us and others for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and friendship. We will make sure that food and refreshments are provided but also encourage participants to consider bringing a shared potluck dish for the gathering. If you have immediate questions or would like to know more, please contact Matt Webber at 503-494-3525. For more information about the Donor Family Advisory Committee

Donate Life 101: New Ambassador Orientation

August 26, 2014

Become a Donate Life Ambassador! If you are interested in helping us educate and inspire diverse communities about organ, eye and tissue donation, please attend this Woodburn session to learn more about our volunteer options. Find out more and RSVP - HERE.

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Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Portland

August 28, 2014

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

September 2014

Donate Life 201: ABC's of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

September 11, 2014


201-level trainings are free and open to the public.

Come and learn more about tonight's topic:  organ, eye and tissue donation!  Find details and RSVP by visiting our Volunteer Trainings & Opportunities Calendar.

2014 Belmont Street Fair

September 13, 2014

Come out and volunteer for a 2-3hr shift at this most excellent of community events! Donate Life NW will be serving as an Intersection Hero at this event and so we'll have a table and tent to spread the word about donation. This event is a chance to literally reach hundreds of individuals throughout the day. We'll be handing out literature, signing-up donors, having people pose with foam fingers, and more! Come out to volunteer for a shift. More info soon! RSVP on this page to hold your spot, This is a great family event! RSVP HERE.


Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Eugene

September 14, 2014

 

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Ontario

September 18, 2014

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Bend

September 25, 2014

 

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Portland

September 30, 2014

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

October 2014

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Southern Oregon

October 6, 2014

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

2014 Oregon Science Teachers Association Conference

October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014

The Oregon Science Teachers Association is expecting 400 to 500 educators to attend this year's annual conference, held during State Teacher Inservice Day in Oregon.

Teachers, please stop by the Donate Life Northwest table to pick up curriculum tools that will help you teach donation!

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Oregon Coast

October 14, 2014

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

November 2014

Lifesavers Breakfast

November 12, 2014

Donate Life Northwest invites you to attend our annual Lifesavers Breakfast fundraising event. Join us for an inspiring morning highlighting the importance of educating the public about organ, eye and tissue donation and registering donors.

Register to be a volunteer table captain or reserve your seat today.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Doors open at 6:30am and program begins promptly at 7:30am.

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom, Portland, OR.

Host a table: Volunteer to host a table and invite your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues to learn about Donate Life Northwest and the important work being done to save lives through the promotion of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Breakfast is provided and guests will be asked to make a financial contribution to support programs that register organ, eye and tissue donors and save & enhance lives.

National Donor Sabbath

November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014

National Donor Sabbath is observed annually on Friday through Sunday two weekends before Thanksgiving. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States:

During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to increase awareness of the need for the lifesaving and enhancing gifts passed to others through transplantation and encourage people to sign up in their state registry as organ, eye, tissue, donors

January 2015

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Clatsop County

January 6, 2015

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Vancouver

January 15, 2015

 

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

February 2015

Donate Life 201: Cornea & Tissue Donation

February 12, 2015


201-level trainings are free and open to the public.

Come and learn more about tonight's topic:  cornea and tissue donation!  Find details and RSVP by visiting our Volunteer Trainings & Opportunities Calendar.

March 2015

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Vancouver

March 3, 2015

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Medford

March 10, 2015

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Eugene

March 13, 2015

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Bend

March 19, 2015

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

April 2015

Donate Life 201: Organ Donation

April 16, 2015


201-level trainings are free and open to the public.

Come and learn more about tonight's topic:  cornea and tissue donation!  Find details and RSVP by visiting our Volunteer Trainings & Opportunities Calendar.

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Vancouver

April 30, 2015

 

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.

May 2015

Donate Life 301: School Programs Training, Portland

May 7, 2015

 

High school presentations have been a core service of Donate Life Northwest since 2002, and we depend on highly trained and skilled volunteers to assist staff in providing professional, factual, and inspirational presentations so that students make an informed decision about donation.  Click here to read about this program.

Be sure you have attended the 101 orientation prior to attending this advanced training. 

RSVP and find our more information - HERE.