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In The Know: Organ & Tissue Donation


Amazing News!!

posted on 31 Dec 2015 in Rose Bowl

We have some excellent news! Thank you to everyone who shared and supported this story! We are happy to say that Rhonda and Krista will be heading to Pasadena and will be there in time to see the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on the parade route in the Tournament of Roses – Rose Parade. We would […]
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Delayed Flights Cancels Trip to Pasadena

posted on 29 Dec 2015 in Rose Bowl

We are devastated to share the heartbreaking news that we may not be making our trip to Pasadena and experience the once in a lifetime events leading up to the Rose Parade. After our plane was delayed several times over, we missed our connecting flight in Kansas City to LAX. Given the cancellations, delays and spiked […]
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Indiana Donor Network Bloggers


Dawn Bonnell

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 Welch

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 Berger

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.


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Mad Ants

posted on 31 Mar 2015 in Uncategorized

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants recently hosted their very own Indiana Donor Network night in honor of organ and tissue donation. Indiana Donor Network advocate and two-time kidney recipient, Brandon, was presented with a customized players jersey during halftime by the President of the Mad Ants.
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Boomer is Registered to Save Lives!

posted on 1 Mar 2015 in Uncategorized

Thanks to our community partners the Indiana Pacers and some very talented artists, visitors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse are seeing a great reminder to register their donation decision. Stop by the main concourse and visit our hand-painted mural featuring their awesome mascot, Boomer.  
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