What does tissue donation with LifeNet Health look like?

December 17, 2020

Meet Alex, Anderson and Stacey – and how the gift of tissue and organ donation transforms lives. When someone passes away, the death is reported by a hospital, medical examiner, funeral home or law enforcement authority and a referral is made to a tissue recovery partner. The LifeNet Health recovery team performs a thorough physical examination and begins the recovery process using established surgical guidelines. Recovered tissues are then transported to the Renton facility for preparation and distribution. Once the health assessment is complete and testing is satisfactory, the donor gifts are made available for transplantation. Healthy tissue that is distributed back to the local community for life-enhancing surgeries in the areas of sports medicine, cardiac and vascular therapies, skin and wound regeneration, or general orthopedics and trauma.

LifeNet Health also emphasizes offering donor family aftercare. LifeNet Health is deeply humbled by those who give the gift of life to others and is honored to help their loved ones move toward reconciling the loss in their life. Donor family support and resources are also made available online.

LifeNet Health is the only full-service tissue bank located in the Pacific Northwest that facilitates tissue recovery, preparation and transplantation. LifeNet’s mission is to save lives, restore health and give hope. They have more than 70 dedicated staff who partner everyday with various organizations, including hospitals, law enforcement and funeral homes. They are dedicated to the communities they serve by providing education, grief and bereavement support to donor families, and lifesaving tissue to patients in the Northwest.

LifeNet Health is a Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner. The Industry Partner program connects hospitals with companies to create efficiencies, lower costs and deliver exceptional health care. For more information about LifeNet Health or  the WHS Industry Partner Program contact Cynthia Hay at cynthiah@wsha.org or (206) 216-2526.


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