Community Outreach Programs

Donate Life NW Erase the Wait Mentorship Program

Erase the Wait encourages kidney patients to explore their full range of treatment options. The mentorship program focuses on living kidney donation by providing education, self-advocacy skills, and contact with mentors who are living donors or recipients.

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Donate Life NW Lifesavers Breakfast

Celebrate the gifts of life, sight, and health with your Donate Life Northwest community, and do your part to support lifesaving programs through the Lifesavers Match Campaign. Invite your friends, and tune in at for the inspiring Lifesavers Breakfast streaming premiere, November 13th at 9:30 a.m., or view the recording, available through December.

Dash for Donate Life Northwest

Dash Memorial Flowers

Join the Dash for Donate Life Northwest event during the month of May. You can do this walk on your own or make a team (following COVID-19 safety protocols), but please support Donate Life Northwest and the important work they do around organ, eye, and tissue donation!

National Kidney Foundation "The Big Ask: The Big Give Finding a Living Donor"

When:  Sunday, March 14, 2021
Where:  Zoom Meeting
View our webinar, Finding a Living Donor, in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation.

Strut Your Kidney - a dash for NW Kidney Kids

Running Kidney
Strut YOUR Kidney to celebrate, honor and raise awareness for children with chronic kidney disease.
When:  September 19, 2021
Where:  Sellwood Riverfront Park

Transplant Games of America

When:  July 29 - August 3, 2022
Where:  San Diego, California
Photos taken at any of the outreach events could be used by OHSU and news outlets. Anyone with questions or concerns about this should contact OHSU Strategic Communications.

Transplant Picnic

Tx Picnic

Oregon Health & Science University has hosted an event for organ donors, transplant recipients, and family members & caretakers to celebrate the gift of life nearly every year since 1994. The opportunity to socialize with others who have been through a similar life-changing experience makes this a much-anticipated event. Activities typically include a catered picnic, group photographs, children's activities, guest speakers and door prizes for participants of all ages to enjoy. 

2022 Transplant Picnic

The Annual OHSU Transplant Picnic is a very special event to all of us at OHSU as well as to our patients, living donors, and families of deceased donors. We are sad to have to cancel this year's event due to COVID-19 concerns. Your health and safety is our first priority and we will miss seeing you this July.

Annual picnic celebrates OHSU transplant family

More than 5000 lives touched by OHSU Kidney Transplant Program

Outreach clinics

Clinical Transplant Services at Oregon Health & Science University has established kidney transplant outreach clinics in Eugene and Medford for the convenience of pre-kidney transplant patients. Instead of our patients continuing the long road trips to Portland for their transplant evaluation, our physicians travel to those areas that are underserved in transplantation. We are currently considering other areas for these clinics.

For more information about our kidney transplant outreach clinics, please email. To schedule an appointment at one of our clinics, please call 503-494-8500.