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Donor Network West Foundation

It is the Foundation’s mission to support donor families and transplant recipients, to fund clinical innovation and research, and educate our communities about the power of organ, eye and tissue donation.

“Our Foundation will offer HOPE. Hope for donor families. Hope for those on the waiting list. Hope for our entire donation and transplant community across our region... Our Foundation will offer Hope Now.”
Janice Whaley | President and CEO, Donor Network West
“This foundation stands in profound reverence for the ultimate act of love – the gift of life offered by selfless donors and their families... With unwavering dedication, we dedicate ourselves to amplifying the chorus of love sung by our donors and their families.”
William Bubba Paris | Executive Director, Donor Network West Foundation

Be the Reason Someone Has Hope

The Donor Network West Foundation needs your help. Your financial gift will make a difference in the lives of your community.

You Can Get Involved

There are many ways to support the Donor Network West Foundation and the those in need of an eye, tissue or organ transplant:

• Become a corporate sponsor
• Participate or volunteer at our Donate Life Run/Walk
• Attend our annual Spare-a-Life fundraiser

“They used to call me ‘Squints’ in college because I had to squint in order to see anything. (Getting a double cornea transplant) was amazing and life-changing to get my vision back. It feels as if I have superpowers.”
Vince Cortez | Father & Double Cornea Transplant Recipient | Fresno, CA
Read Vince’s Story
  • 20,000+ people

    are waiting for an organ transplant in California.

  • 700+ people

    are waiting for an organ transplant in Nevada.

  • 3-5 years

    is the average wait time to receive an organ transplant.

  • Every 10 minutes

    someone is added to the waitlist

The Need is Great

Your Generosity Makes a Huge Impact

Contributions enable our organization to help donor families and transplant recipients. By extending your financial support, you become a part of our important mission. Together, we're not only making an impact today, but giving hope for a brighter tomorrow.

“I'll do everything I can to show everyone the value of donation. It's the least I can do. Organ donation saved my life—it's only fair that I show people how to save others.”
Lavender McKillip | Aspiring Librarian & Liver Transplant Recipient | Reno, NV
Read Lavender's Story