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The Donate Lifeline (December Edition)

Holiday Matching Challenge!

A huge thanks to all who did their part at the recent Lifesavers Breakfast, generously contributing to improve health and save lives through Donate Life Northwest programs!
If you missed the Lifesavers Breakfast, don’t miss the
Holiday Matching Challenge! The Killers Pest Control, a donor-family-owned company, will match your year-end gift, 100 percent when you share a few words about what inspires you to do your part.
Cheryl made a holiday gift to remember her generous daughter Melissa—who joined the donor registry with her first license—and to celebrate the many lives she saved through donation.
Alex lost his mother when a second donor could not be found in time. He gave to honor her first donor and her career as a compassionate physician… and to bring hope to others who wait.
Karen gives to carry on her baby daughter’s legacy, the gift of sight she gave with her donated corneas.
Their gifts were doubled, and yours will be too! You can help overcome health education disparities and language barriers, prepare every high school student to register, and help every family have the conversations that save lives. If you have already made your year-end gift, thank you!
If you haven’t, please do your part with the Holiday Matching Challenge at

Answer: Who is John Ogden?

We are excited to welcome our new Program Director, (and former Jeopardy contestant) John Ogden! In addition to his Jeopardy appearance, John has worked as a community educator and advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation for many years. Prior to his work with Donate Life Northwest, John was the Director of Community Affairs for Washington Regional Transplant Community, the Donate Life organization in the Washington, D.C., area, where he led the team that successfully worked to increase donor registration in the nation’s capital. John also served as the V.P. of Communications and Community Relations for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. Prior to his career in the non-profit field, he worked in broadcast media for both the Fox and NBC affiliates in his hometown of Philadelphia.

As you come to meet John at future events and gatherings, please make sure to introduce yourself and welcome him to our community. Have a specific question for John? Feel free to email him at:

Join us for Family Night With the Blazers!

Donate Life Northwest is excited to host our second annual Family Night with the Portland Trail Blazers! This year we are mixing things up a bit. We will be doing a half-time show to bring more awareness to organ, eye, and tissue donation. We all know the importance of donation but let’s share it with all those Blazers Fans!

Join us and the thousands of fans to help shine a spotlight on donation at Family Night with the Blazers on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Discounted tickets are available, but must be purchased by January 4, 2016.  Make a night of it – recruit your friends, family and all the Blazers fans in your life to support the cause!
To purchase discounted tickets:
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