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Donation Perspective: From Childhood to Adulthood

posted on 17 Jul 2018 in Aftercare

I never imagined how much organ and tissue donation would shape my life. I remember the day my college diploma arrived in the mail. It had been two months since graduation, but only a week since McKenzie had died. The memories came flooding in: the family photos we took around campus, the celebratory meal and […]
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New to the Crew: Olin Yarger, Clinical Support Coordinator

posted on 11 Jul 2018 in Indiana Donor Network

Clinical support coordinators in the Vital Link Donation Center, Indiana Donor Network’s 24-hour donor referral network, field calls from hospital nursing staff and coroners when organs and tissue become available for transplant. Our newest clinical support coordinator made a career change with a personal mission to save more lives after the loss of his wife. Let […]
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Organ Transplant Recipient to be Honored at Evansville 5K

Organ Transplant Recipient to be Honored at Evansville 5K

posted on 10 Jul 2018 in

EVANSVILLE, IN – On Saturday, July 14, 2018, Evansville area residents will come together to raise funds and awareness around organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation at the third annual Indiana Donor Network Foundation 5K race. This year, the event will honor Heather Cook, an admission counselor at the University of Evansville, who received […]
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Family of 2-year-old Tissue Donor to Meet 1-year-old Heart Valve Recipient

Family of 2-year-old Tissue Donor to Meet 1-year-old Heart Valve Recipient

posted on 27 Jun 2018 in

LAFAYETTE, IN – On July 6, 2018, a special meeting will take place between the family of a 2-year-old tissue donor and the recipient of his aortic heart valve, a 1-year-old girl from Missouri named Lillian Wilson. 2-year-old Logan Vanderkleed, who tragically died last August after his neck became stuck in a car window, saved […]
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