Donor Network West, the federally designated organ procurement and tissue recovery organization for northern Nevada announced that it has named John Lilley as Nevada’s Regional Director.
John began his career in organ and tissue donation over 16 years ago and has served in many roles at Donor Network West, including Clinical Transplant Coordinator, Resource Supervisor, Clinical Services Manager and most recently, Director of Clinical Operations for OneLegacy.
In his new role, he will lead a high performing multidisciplinary team focused on Nevada specific strategies aimed at providing the optimal service to hospitals, communities, donor families, coroners, and funeral homes. John brings vast experience to the position including collaboration, clinical supervision, and business strategy expertise.
Prior to his work in donation, John served as a Fire Protection Specialist in the United States Air Force where he supervised fire and medical response personnel. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno as well as Master of Business Administration from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University.
“We are Nevadans serving Nevada. The diverse and growing population in Nevada challenges us to identify innovative ways to better serve our communities and partners in an effort to save and heal more lives through organ and tissue donation,” says John.
Donor Network West serves 13 hospitals and more than 500,000 people in Nevada. The organization works in close partnership with families, doctors, nurses, funeral homes, as well as coroners and medical examiners to connect organ, eye, and tissue donors to recipients. In 2017, the nonprofit saw the highest number of donors in its history for the region. These deceased organ and tissue donors have the potential to improve the lives of nearly 1,300 people.
Nearly 600 people await a life-saving organ transplant in Nevada. One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and a tissue donor can heal more than 75 others. Anyone can register as a donor at the DMV or at DonorNetworkWest.org.
About Donor Network West Donor Network West
Donor Network West Donor Network West saves and heals lives by facilitating organ and tissue recovery for transplantation. The organization was established in 1987, and is an official Donate Life organization accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Federally designated to serve 40 counties in northern California and Nevada, Donor Network West partners with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state-authorized donor registries. For information, visit DonorNetworkWest.org and follow us on social media: @mydnwest