After 2 decades of kidney disease and several years of dialysis, Gloria received the gift of life through a paired kidney exchange.
Donate Life Northwest COVID Policy & Safety Protocols
COVID is a respiratory illness with a wide variety of symptoms. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, visitors, and vendors.
Donate Life Northwest employees are required to be vaccinated according to OHSU policy. This means that staff must (A) provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine OR (B) obtain an exception, complete education, and adhere to set requirements for unvaccinated individuals. "Fully vaccinated" means having received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual's final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This definition may be modified to include subsequent boosters and/or additional doses as recommended by the CDC.
For the health and safety of our entire community, we encourage volunteers and event participants to be vaccinated. We also encourage individuals to mask or socially distance themselves as makes them personally comfortable. Donate Life Northwest will provide masks and space at our offices. For events occurring outside of our offices, Donate Life Northwest requires that staff and volunteers follow the guidelines set forth by the location (e.g. if volunteering at a high school, staff and volunteers must follow any specific rules regarding vaccination, negative tests, or masking as outlined by that school at the time of the event).
As an important part of these recommendations, Donate Life Northwest requests that employees, volunteers, visitors and vendors stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, cold, flu, or other contagious illness.