Saving & Enhancing Lives

The Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank is the federally designated organ procurement organization serving Oregon, Southwest Washington and Western Idaho. It is part of the United Network for Organ Sharing's Region 6, which includes all of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

Our staff work with hospitals to ensure collaboration on organ and tissue donation. We provide support to donor families and ensure clear communication between the donor family and recipient. And that's just the beginning.

Organ Recipient Stories

Stories of Gratitude
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Aimee and Laura’s Stories 

“My dad Aimee and Laura StoryCorps by OHSUwas the first person to say, ‘You can have one of my kidneys.’ He was always my biggest fan and has given me the opportunity to live up to making him as proud as he was of me.”

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Donate Life Northwest

Donate Life Northwest is dedicated to educating the public about organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Donation facts and myths

Learn the facts to help dispel myths and better understand organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Why transplant?

One person can save as many as eight lives through organ donation, and improve 50 others through tissue donation.