In November 2012, Josh Breznik, a goalie for the Southern Oregon Spartans hockey team, and his family suffered the terrible loss of Josh’s older brother, Ted Jr.
Of the nearly 110,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 3,000 live in the Pacific Northwest. But a growing shortage of living and deceased organ donors means that not all will receive their transplant in time.
Donation saves lives, but donation isn't just about organs! Cornea donation restores sight to thousands every year. A single tissue donor can touch over 125 lives - healing a burn patient, saving the life of a newborn with congenital heart defects, replacing tumorous bones, and more.
By educating and registering people in the Pacific Northwest about organ, eye, and tissue donation, Donate Life Northwest gives hope to those waiting for a transplant.