Organ Donation

There is an urgent need for organ donation in the United States, where almost 90,000 people are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.

Because Seattle Children's Hospital provides specialty care across a six-state region - Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Hawaii - we are uniquely positioned to search for viable organs in a wider geographic area than many other children's hospitals.

Our physicians and surgeons are working to improve the situation for children who need transplants. They are actively involved with national United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) committees.

At Seattle Children's, we perform deceased donor transplants. Deceased donors are people whose organs have been made available for donation at their own request before death or by their families after death.

Learn more about organ allocation.