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The Donate Lifeline (December Edition)
2015 Annual Report
Can you believe it? Donate Life Northwest has celebrated its 40th birthday of saving lives and improving health through organ, eye and tissue donation! We invite you to read our 2014-2015 Annual Report and peruse our Contributor Honor Roll. Click HERE for the report.
Thanks to
Paige Buda, a student at Portland State University, for her beautiful and fun design!
Pinncale Award
Aimee Adelmann (center) accepts the Donate Life America Pinnacle Award for Excellence
Did you know that Donate Life Northwest organized over 300 presentations and events in high schools last year? Not only do our high school outreach programs teach thousands of teenagers the facts about organ, eye and tissue donation, but they are incredibly effective – after hearing a Donate Life Northwest presentation, 78 percent of students tell us that they want to register as a donor!
Which is exactly why our Go Recycle Yourself program was nationally honored last fall with Donate Life America’s Pinnacle Award for Excellence. We are very proud to have built a program that makes donation education “user-friendly” to teachers not only in the Pacific Northwest, but across the country – Colorado and South Carolina have adopted our curriculum! Locally, Go Recycle Yourself has been adapted by the Oregon  Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association, meaning that every driver’s education teacher in the state will share our educational resources with their students. This is a huge step towards giving families in the Pacific Northwest the tools they need to make informed decisions about organ, eye and tissue donation.
Teachers - we’d love to visit your local high school in 2016! Visit to get started.
Volunteers – the Go Recycle Yourself curriculum is available to download for free from We hope you’ll check out and use this award-winning guide to donation!
For more information about the school program please contact
Aimee Adelmann at

The 2016 'Threads of Life' Quilt

2016 Threads of Life Quilt
The Threads of Life quilt is much more than layers of fabric stitched together – it is the stories of mothers, fathers, children, siblings, friends and neighbors. These stories, your stories, they resonate; they teach, heal, and inspire. Your stories touch people in such a personal way and help us to educate those unfamiliar with donation and transplantation.
If you are interested in making a square, but you don’t know how, we have two quilt workshops currently scheduled in Portland on
January 17 and February 21, click HERE to RSVP. We hope to schedule another workshop outside of the Portland region soon.

If you have submitted a square in the past, then please consider doing so again. For every quilt that you contribute to, you are giving these stories another chance to carry on a legacy, to help heal those who have lost someone, to give hope to those who wait for the gift of life.

We here at Donate Life Northwest are also happy to help assist you in creating a quilt square using photos or digital images of yourself or a loved one. To learn more – email Matt at
This year’s submission deadline is March 9, 2016. Learn how to submit your square

Learn to Share Your Story!

Writing Workshop

Write Around Portland (WRAP) has a mission: to change lives through the power of writing. What happens when you team that together with our mission to save lives and improve health through the promotion of organ, eye, and tissue donation?  You get an amazing opportunity to do a 9-week creative writing workshop in Portland from February 18 through April 14.
We’ll be bringing folks together once a week to explore, share, and write together about their experiences on donation and transplantation. We’re looking for 8-12 people who want to be part of this great opportunity. We’ll provide high quality, skillfully facilitated writing workshops in a safe, accessible and respectful environment for people to write and share in community.
The workshops will primarily take place on Thursday nights from 6-8pm with dinner and all materials provided (bus fare can be provided too). Two of the offered sessions will be on a Saturday. Although you do not need to attend all nine sessions, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Although the workshops are not counseling or support groups, participants say that the process is therapeutic, healing, and empowering. Interested? Click HERE.
Volunteer at Trailblazer night!
Tabor Trot, May 28th!
Registered Donors: Oregon 2,352,269 / Washington: 4,666,499
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