After 2 decades of kidney disease and several years of dialysis, Gloria received the gift of life through a paired kidney exchange.
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.