Community Outreach Programs

Get Involved with the Transplant 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

When:  November 13, 2021
Where: Virtual Event
More information to follow
Watch the 2020 Lifesavers Breakfast video

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 may be taken at any of our Outreach Programs and used for OHSU purposes.

Transplant 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.

2021 Transplant Picnic

The annual OHSU Transplant Picnic is a very special event to all of us and we are saddened to have to cancel it again this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Visit our homepage to send messages to the transplant team or others.

Photos taken could be used by OHSU and news outlets. Anyone with questions or concerns about this should contact OHSU Strategic Communications.

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.

Our outreach team also provides community physicians and patients with the education they need to make informed decisions about kidney transplantation. In addition, the outreach team provides a connection with our transplant program. During outreach visits the team provides kidney pre-transplant family education classes as well as hosting medical education meetings with local referring physicians.

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.