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Come celebrate at Juneteenth Oregon

We will be at exhibiting at the 2024 Juneteenth Oregon celebration on June 15, 12-7pm. Stop by, spin the prize wheel, and learn a little about organ, eye, and tissue donation. Hope to see you there!

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Join us at the Delta Park Pow Wow

We will be at exhibiting at the 2024 Delta Park Pow Wow on June 16, 12-3pm. Stop by, spin the prize wheel, and learn a little about organ, eye, and tissue donation. Hope to see you there!

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Celebrating Juneteenth

As we approach Juneteenth, we honor and reflect on the ongoing fight for equality and justice. African Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population but 28% of those waiting for an organ transplant.

Dr. Velma Scantlebury, the first African American female transplant surgeon in the U.S., reminds us: “Increasing organ donation in minority communities is not just about numbers—it’s about saving lives and giving hope to families.”

This Juneteenth, consider becoming an organ donor. Your decision can save lives and bring hope to those on the transplant waitlist. Sign up, encourage others, and help spread the word. Join us in creating a more equitable healthcare system. Together, we can make a difference.

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Celebrating Pride Month

Pride Month is a celebration of love, identity, and the ongoing fight for equality. It is a time to acknowledge the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ individuals, particularly in accessing healthcare and transplantation services

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It's that time!!

It’s Donate Life Northwest Raffle Time of Year!

You could win one of two amazing prizes:

– Design your Dream Vacation

– A Coastal Escape in Oregon

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Today, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced another record year for organ transplants, with 46,632 transplants performed in 2023 thanks to the selfless and generous gifts from donors. In addition, 10,824 Black patients received transplants last year, more than any year prior.

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Cascade Life Alliance has partnered with SODA: Student Organ Donation Advocates to reach students in our service area. Students who get involved with organ donation advocacy join a network of students from across the country who are mobilizing their peers to make a difference. With guidance from SODA National and our OPO, student leaders advocate for organ donation. Ultimately, this increased awareness results in more organ donor registrations and saves lives.

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The people who inspire us!

Organ, eye, and tissue donation is a profoundly unique experience and it is the personal stories shared by donor family members and recipients that give the rest of the world a glimpse at the heroes whose lives have been forever changed by donation.

Would you like to share your story? Use this form to submit your story or contact us with your questions.

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Blossom Pin Awards

 

The Blossom Pin Award is granted to hospital personnel who go above and beyond in their support of saving lives through organ donation.

 

Award Recipients

Gift of Life Stories

T’Neil, a 17-year-old rising high school senior, suffered a brain bleed from which she did not survive. Described by those who loved her as kind hearted, graceful, and often the brightest person in the room. At a young age, T’Neil knew who she was and what she wanted. She was a natural leader in whose presence you felt safe and valued. After all efforts to save T’Neil’s life had been exhausted, T’Neil’s family decided that saying “YES” to the gift of life would be the best way to honor her life and add to her legacy. T’Neil’s gifts saved 6 people, restored sight to 2 others through cornea donation, and helped to heal up to 75 others through tissue donation. T’Neil’s story has inspired many in her community to consider giving the gift of life and register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors. 💙💚 #DonateLife

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Gift of Life Stories

“My ‘Sonshine’, Kenneth “KJ” Rhodes, II, was the embodiment of love, light, and laughter. KJ spent his 29 years of life pouring into others and making EVERYONE feel like they were uniquely his best friend. He was carving a path for himself that was rooted in social justice, with particular desire to target his efforts toward making the future brighter for our children and youth – especially, young black males. I am proud to say he shared my gift of a poetic voice and had begun creating some powerful music with profound lyrics. He was kind, encouraging, never met a stranger, and was selfless to the core. His smile was his trademark. Upon his passing, many noted and stated that the only thing bigger than his smile was his heart. Indeed, it was and is now part of a precious gift and mighty legacy he leaves behind.” #DonateLife #NMDAM2023

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Best Picture Winner!

Congratulations to A Donation Conversation-a documentary for winning Best Picture!

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Gift of Life Stories

Alin was a resident doctor, getting ready for her big move to New York. Suddenly, she was diagnosed with heart failure, and everything changed. Thanks to Lucy, her organ donor hero, Alin was able to live on, and give others a second chance at life.

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At Cascade Life Alliance, we are striving, along with AOPO members across the country, to achieve 50,000 transplants in 2026.

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