Lifesavers Breakfast




Get ready for an uplifting morning,
celebrating organ, eye, and tissue donation,
THIS THURSDAY, November 14, 2019!

Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom
6:30 – 7:00 a.m. Coffee, Mingling, Photo Booth, Portland Ballroom Lobby
7:00 – Sit down for breakfast service, Portland Ballroom
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Lifesavers Program, Portland Ballroom

The Portland Ballroom is on the Southeast side of the 2nd level. Parking at the OCC is $9 for up to three hours. Max, Streetcar, and Bus #6 all have stops at the Convention Center. 

  • With a terrific response by the requested October 30 RSVP date, this year's Lifesavers will be the largest in recent years. The guest lists are finalized, and just a few seats from last-minute canellations will be available at guest information table - first-come-first-served - at 6:30 a.m. 
  • If you have switch-outs, work with your table captain, and make sure the addition knows their table number and the name of the person they are replacing. 
  • If you must canel, please email and your table captain, ASAP, and please do your part, with an online contribution, here

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

The meal will be scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon strips, with orange juice, water, and coffee. That's generally without added gluten, and you can request a strictly GF / Vegan tofu scramble from your server. GF muffins are also available by request. 

There is a great turnout this year, so please give yourself plenty of time to park, mingle and stop by the photo booth from 6:30-7:00, and be ready to sit down for 7 a.m. food service. 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. 

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, thriving, and serving -  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 inclusive, informative, and inspiring celebration of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Groups and individuals will be combined to fill tables of ten. Come early to mingle and meet new Donate Life friends, joining Jason, Sally, and some 550 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.

Thanks to Clarke Donelson Photo! Don't miss the 2019 photobooth! You can view the 2018 photobooth gallery 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 Keynote Host



Platinum Partners



Legacy Transplant Services
Legacy Devers Eye Institute
& Legacy Oregon Burn Center




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

The Oliphant Hoover Community Charity



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.