posted on 10 Jan 2017 in Rose Bowl

TULSA, Okla. – Indiana Donor Network announced today it is teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through Driven2SaveLives®. The campaign, which launched in 2016 around the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, is now expanding into dirt track racing with the hopes of registering fans to become […]
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29 Dec 2016

Driven2Save Lives Campaign Takes Home the Gold

Article written by
Kit Werbe

posted on 29 Dec 2016 in Rose Bowl

Before the year comes to a close, we have some exciting news to share! Driven2SaveLives, one of the highlights of 2016 at Indiana Donor Network, is now a gold winner for best marketing campaign from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The distinction puts Driven2SaveLives among health care’s best websites and digital communications. In April 2016, Indiana […]
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11 Nov 2016

Meet our 2016 Donate Life Rose Parade Float honorees

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 11 Nov 2016 in Rose Bowl

We are so proud to introduce you to our 2016 Donate Life Rose Parade Float honorees. Meet Kirby Cochran and Tracy Driscoll. Here are their remarkable stories. Tracy Driscoll, Floragraph Honoree Tracy Driscoll was a loving mother of three, a dedicated friend and an overall great person. She was a social butterfly and she always […]
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31 Oct 2016

Celebrating the Gift of Life: 5K Season Recap

Article written by
Kit Werbe

posted on 31 Oct 2016 in Rose Bowl

Indiana Donor Network hosted its final 5K of the year this month, ending our most successful 5K season to date. The result: Events in three Indiana cities, approximately 1,100 participants and $70,000 raised for donation education and donor families. The Indiana Donor Network 5Ks are run/walks and 1-mile family fun routes meant to celebrate the […]
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21 Oct 2016

Blog Spotlight: An Advocate Family

Article written by
Indiana Donor Network

posted on 21 Oct 2016 in Rose Bowl

On Jan. 16, 2015, Indiana Donor Network entered our lives. Our 21-year-old son, Cody, was in the hospital and doctors said there was nothing else they could do to save him. That’s when our angels at Indiana Donor Network stepped in to give us support, resources and guidance in our darkest, life-changing moments. Cody made […]
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19 Sep 2016

National DMV Appreciation Week

Article written by
Kit Werbe

posted on 19 Sep 2016 in Rose Bowl

For the first time ever, motor vehicle departments (DMVs/BMVs) across the U.S. are being recognized for their role in the donation process with their own appreciation week. Donate Life America and Donate Life state teams have established this week (Sept. 18-24, 2016 in Indiana) as National DMV Appreciation Week. “Ninety-nine percent of Indiana’s registered donors […]
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16 Sep 2016

“Organ donation turned my tragedy into something beautiful…”

Article written by
Indiana Donor Network

posted on 16 Sep 2016 in Rose Bowl

My name is Haleigh Mann. I am a senior, studying music education at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. It is my hope to be a middle/high school band director after graduating in the spring. Organ donation is very near and dear to my heart and it is my hope that my story influences […]
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23 Aug 2016

Coping with Milestone Grief

Article written by
Courtney Tillotta

posted on 23 Aug 2016 in Rose Bowl

The anniversary of a loved one’s death can be more difficult to bear than grieving people realize. In fact, many dread the day. Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated with family and friends. But the anniversary of a loved one’s death is far from a celebration. I once heard a grieving fiancé describe the anniversary […]
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29 Jul 2016

A Day in the Life of a Vital Link Coordinator

Article written by
Indiana Donor Network

posted on 29 Jul 2016 in Rose Bowl

How many people can truly say they love their job? Doesn’t everyone hope to find a job they are passionate about? Don’t we all strive to work for a company that we believe in? Kim Hughes-Jobe found that job when she joined Indiana Donor Network nearly five years ago as a clinical support coordinator in […]
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11 Jul 2016

The Latest on Zika

Article written by
Indiana Donor Network

posted on 11 Jul 2016 in Rose Bowl

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced $25 million in funding to help protect Americans from the Zika virus. Concerns about Zika and its potential for contributing to microcephaly (an infant born with a smaller than normal brain and significant related disabilities) in newborns and guillaine barre (a neurologic disease or […]
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24 Jun 2016

A Rearview Look: Driven2Save Lives

Article written by
Kit Werbe

posted on 24 Jun 2016 in Rose Bowl

May was an historic month in the Hoosier State as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the 100th running of the iconic Indianapolis 500. The month was also a memorable one for us at Indiana Donor Network as we saw our Driven2SaveLives campaign elevate the conversation around donation and transplantation to a national level. Indiana Donor […]
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26 May 2016

The 2016 Summit: A Nurse’s Perspective

Article written by
Indiana Donor Network

posted on 26 May 2016 in Rose Bowl

This year marks my 15th year as a nurse.  But there is something more important to me than that.  This year marks the 15th year my best friend received a lifesaving kidney transplant from her brother. Becoming involved with Indiana Donor Network is my way of giving back.  Everyone has their story, and my best […]
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posted on 26 Apr 2016 in Uncategorized

INDIANAPOLIS – KV Racing Technology announced today that Stefan Wilson is entering the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives – KVRT Chevrolet. Stefan is partnering with Indiana Donor Network on Driven2SaveLives, a campaign to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation in honor of his late older brother, IndyCar […]
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Driven2SaveLives

posted on 26 Apr 2016 in Rose Bowl

We are thrilled to announce that we are joining forces with Stefan Wilson and KV Racing Technology to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation around the Indianapolis 500. Stefan will drive the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives – KVRT Chevrolet in this year’s race. Together, Stefan and Indiana Donor Network hope to get 2,500 people across […]
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19 Apr 2016

Part 4: The Story of a Living Kidney Donor*

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 19 Apr 2016 in Rose Bowl

* From time to time, we invite special guests to share their donation or transplantation stories. This blog is written by Jordan Law, living kidney donor. Part 4 of 4: Post Donation Recovery went as smoothly as could be expected for both the recipient and me. I went home after being in the hospital for […]
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19 Apr 2016

Part 3: The Story of a Living Kidney Donor*

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 19 Apr 2016 in Rose Bowl

* From time to time, we invite special guests to share their donation or transplantation stories. This blog is written by Jordan Law, living kidney donor. Part 3 of 4: Donation Day January 13, 2016. This date will forever be a part of my history, my story and one of the biggest blessings in my […]
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17 Apr 2016

Indiana Donor Network Named a Top Workplace

Article written by
Kit Werbe

posted on 17 Apr 2016 in Rose Bowl

Spend any time in the organ and tissue donation and transplantation world and you learn one thing quickly: We’re a close-knit group. It’s really inevitable. When you’re working to save someone’s life or to enhance someone’s quality of life, you become invested. Not just in the mission but with the donor families and in the […]
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15 Apr 2016

Part 2: The Story of a Living Kidney Donor

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 15 Apr 2016 in Rose Bowl

* From time to time, we invite special guest bloggers to share their stories. This blog is written by Jordan Law, living kidney donor. Part 2 of 4: Testing When you say yes to God, you may not know what lies ahead but you can be assured that God has a plan. I kept this […]
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4 Apr 2016

Part 1: The Story of a Living Kidney Donor*

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 4 Apr 2016 in Rose Bowl

* From time to time, we invite special guest bloggers to share their stories. This blog is written by Jordan Law, living kidney donor. Part 1 of 4: The Decision August 13, 2015. This was the day that I stumbled across a Facebook post written by the wife of a fellow high school classmate. Her […]
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31 Mar 2016

Celebrate National Donate Life Month

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 31 Mar 2016 in Rose Bowl

April is Donate Life Month – honoring those who made the selfless decision to save and enhance lives as organ, tissue and eye donors. Additionally, Donate Life Month is a time to celebrate the new beginnings donation provides for recipients, recognize the lives of those waiting for life-saving transplants and inspire more people to say yes to donation. […]
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11 Mar 2016

Hope Act: Milestone in Ending the Wait

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 11 Mar 2016 in Rose Bowl

Imagine you are HIV+ and you are going to die from end-stage organ disease; an organ transplant is your only hope to survive. You get placed on the wait list with 121,000 other people who have been waiting years ahead of you to receive the gift of life. Now imagine more organs could be made available […]
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4 Mar 2016

Rhonda Berger Recognized as an IBJ Health Care Hero

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

posted on 4 Mar 2016 in Rose Bowl

It is with immense pride and excitement to announce that Rhonda Berger, Indiana Donor Network Volunteer Advocate & Donor Mother, has been recognized as a 2016 IBJ Health Care Hero in the Volunteer category. Rhonda began volunteering for Indiana Donor Network in 2010 –  the year after her daughter, Jennifer “Biffer” Spurgeon, tragically died in an apartment fire […]
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31 Dec 2015

Amazing News!!

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

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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29 Dec 2015

Delayed Flights Cancels Trip to Pasadena

Article written by
Dawn Bonnell

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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31 Mar 2015

Mad Ants

Article written by
Marti Cooper

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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1 Mar 2015

Boomer is Registered to Save Lives!

Article written by
Marti Cooper

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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