2015: A record-breaking year of lives saved and enhanced
In The Know: Organ & Tissue Donation
Indiana Donor Network Bloggers
Dawn is the Marketing Specialist at Indiana Donor Network. She has been touched by the power of donation through her family and friends who received the gift of life. Professionally, her passion is to empower communities all across the state of Indiana to learn and talk more about organ, tissue and eye donation through digital and print marketing. Personally, she’s a mom of two German Shepherds and a weekend farm girl.
Lauren is the Special Events Coordinator at Indiana Donor Network. She spends her days working behind the scenes planning and executing all major events for the organization – with a mission of encouraging more Hoosiers to become registered donors. Lauren is a proud graduate of THE Ohio State University. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes, travelling and consuming Subway chocolate chip cookies.
Rhonda has been a devoted Advocate at Indiana Donor Network since the death of her daughter, Jennifer Spurgeon, in 2009. Her daughter’s decision to be an organ and tissue donor provided hope and healing to many. Inspired by Jennifer’s life-saving gift, Rhonda has travelled all across the state and has spent countless hours spreading awareness about the power of donation and transplantation. Tune in New Year’s Day to see Jennifer’s image transformed into one of 60 floragraphs that will adorn the float in the 2016 Rose Parade.
Professional PartnersSkilled, knowledgeable professionals are essential to our donor network. Saving lives means collaborating with healthcare teams, coroners and funeral directors to make organ recovery and transplantation a reality.
VolunteersWhen Hoosiers understand the importance of organ donation—and register their decision—our network grows. Our volunteer advocates help make it happen.
RecipientsTransplant recipients count on our strong network to make the gift of life possible. Working together, the network gives hope to recipients and their families.
Donor FamiliesThrough loss and grief, the gift of life begins with donors and their families. Donor families unite our network in a shared mission.
Sister of Donor
I can't say enough kind words about your organization, just truly knowing how much everyone cares. Your thoughtfulness will be in my heart forever.
Parent of Donor
I especially appreciated the heartfelt time your coordinator spent talking with me at the hospital. She was a wonderful help and an individual who truly cares for the donor families.
Parent of Donor
Indiana Donor Network definitely helped make a very difficult time more bearable.