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Underscoring its commitment to the Northern Nevada community, Donor Network West has opened a new headquarters in Reno, Nevada, expanding its Northern Nevada operations to expand organ, eye and tissue donation services, and community outreach and education.
As the federally designated non-profit organ procurement organization for Northern Nevada and Northern California, Donor Network West will utilize the larger and improved facility allowing team members to collaborate with volunteers and community partners, conduct educational trainings, and further the organization’s mission to save and heal more lives. thanks to a donation.
“Encouraging everyone to register to be an organ donor in the Northern Nevada community is a key priority for Donor Network West,” said Janice Whaley, President and CEO of Donor Network West. “Our new headquarters in Reno is another step forward in our efforts to help educate and engage the people of Northern Nevada in our mission to help save and heal more lives through organ donation, eyes and fabrics.”
The inauguration was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours for community leaders, partners and participants.
Dan Palmer, a local liver recipient, shared how organ donation gave him a second chance in life to pursue his passion for music.
“I’m so grateful to be here today,” Palmer said. “It is an honor to be part of this community of organ donation advocates and to see such support from Donor Network West in establishing this amazing new community headquarters.”
Located at 5440 Reno Corporate Drive in Reno, Donor Network West’s corporate headquarters in Northern Nevada spans 17,000 square feet and is located near hospitals and healthcare partners.
More than 600 Nevada residents are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. An organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and a tissue donor can heal up to 75 lives. To learn more about organ and tissue donation, or to register as a donor, visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles or DonorNetworkWest.org.