Lifesavers Breakfast

Get ready for an amazing morning, November 14, 2019! 

The 2019 Donate Life Northwest Lifesavers Breakfast, presented by Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, will feature popular keynote speaker, Jason Schechterle, hosted by Community Tissue Services. Emmy Award winner, Sally Showman, returns as MC to welcome Jason and other speakers for an uplifting program. This year's keynote speaker fills venues around the country, so save your seats today!
  • RSVP with name(s) & email address(es) to to be added to the guest list.
  • Invited by a Table Captain who is organizing a group? Please RSVP to them with names and emails.
  • Captains are still needed! If you can plan to get a group together, please contact Alexis in advance at or 503.494.2289.

There is no reservation fee, but all guests are asked to do their part at the event with a financial contribution to the lifesaving work of Donate Life Northwest. If you won't be able to attend, you can still do your part, with an online contribution, here

Keynote, Jason Schechterle, was a rookie police officer when his patrol car was struck and exploded in fire. Though first responders were on the scene and he was rushed to a nearby burn center, all thought his injuries would be fatal. Now a retired homicide detective, motivational speaker, and subject of a popular book, Jason shares with grace, humor and abundant gratitude his amazing story of surviving and eventually thriving and serving again thanks to his donors and their powerful gifts of life, sight, and health.

As the area's largest annual gathering of the Donate Life community, this is an informative and inspiring celebration of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Make your plans today and invite your friends, coworkers, and healthcare providers to join Jason, Sally, and some 500 Donate Life community members: donor families carrying on loved ones' legacies; living donors sharing the joy of giving; transplant recipients living their gratitude; transplant candidates waiting with hope; caring transplant and donation professionals; and friends, family and supporters.

Oregon Convention Center, Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30 – 7:00 a.m. Coffee, Mingling, Photo Booth, Portland Ballroom Lobby
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast Served, Portland Ballroom
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Lifesavers Program, Portland Ballroom
(Remember, daylight savings time ends in early November, so 7 a.m. breakfast will still feel like 8 a.m.)

Don't miss the photo booth from 6:30-7:00 and give thanks to Clarke Donelson Photo! 2018 photobooth gallery is  here, on facebook,  2017 photobooth gallery here, and 2016, here

Thank You Sponsors!

Add your organization to the list! Contact Alexis at 503.494.2289 or



Presented By

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Platinum Partners



Legacy Transplant Services



Clinical Transplant Services,
 Abdominal Organ Transplant Program
& Cardiothoracic Surgery


Premiere Partners


Lions VisionGift


The Killers


Patron Partners

DHX Advertising

Stevens Integrated Solutions


Prime Partners

pacificwild Catering

Providence Health & Services


Participating Partners

Aero Air

Bethany Vineyard & Winery


First Cup Coffeehouse

Kaiser Permanente Lake Road Nephrology

Kids at Heart Toys



Videos Premiered at previous Lifesavers Breakfasts:

Dieter-Robinson family KOIN6 interview with Sally Showman:

Tom and Susan shared an amazing update: just one week after the 2016 Breakfast, a 10-year-old girl received a lifesaving pulmonary valve, one of Abby's many gifts of health, sight and life.