Saving Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation

The decision to become an organ and tissue donor is a decision to give the gift of life. Indiana Donor Network serves as the vital link between donors and patients waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, healing tissue and corneas to restore sight. We are the state’s federally designated organ recovery organization and an accredited tissue bank. Our team of more than 225 dedicated professionals is committed to saving and healing lives through donation and transplantation, championing the cause through education and outreach, and supporting families of donors in their time of need.

Specifically, Indiana Donor Network:

  • Provides Hoosiers with information needed to make an educated decision about donation
  • Coordinates the donation process according to federal regulations and with the utmost respect for medical ethics
  • Offers access to the Indiana Donor Registry so people can sign up to be a donor
  • Offers grief support services to families before, during and after donation
  • Assists Indiana hospitals in developing donation policies and procedures, and educates healthcare professionals about the donation process
  • Evaluates potential donors for medical suitability to donate organs and/or tissue
  • Recovers organs and tissue from donors on-site in the Indiana Donor Network Organ and Tissue Recovery Center

Mission

The mission of Indiana Donor Network is saving and enhancing the quality of life through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 

Vision

The vision of Indiana Donor Network is to be a leader in organ and tissue recovery, as evidenced by sustained operational and clinical excellence, innovative practice and exceptional customer experience.

Values

Think Big

Think BIG

Bring our passion. Push the boundaries. Tackle challenges.

Serve Well

Serve WELL

Be a good steward. Support the team. Respect those we serve.

Be Remarkable

Be REMARKABLE

Champion the cause. Do exceptional work. Leave a lasting impression.

History & Milestones

Indiana Donor Network – known legally as Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO) – was formed in 1987 as a result of the merger of the Indiana University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital organ recovery programs.

Other important organization milestones include:

Service Area

Indiana Donor Network coordinates organ donation in 85 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Other organ recovery organizations serve Clark, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Lake, Ohio and Scott counties. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) determines service areas based on population and hospital referral patterns to ensure the most efficient distribution of organs.

With headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana Donor Network has offices and/or staff located throughout Indiana, including Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Evansville.

Indiana Transplant Hospitals

Indiana University Health (IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health) provides heart, intestinal, kidney, liver, lung, multivisceral and pancreas transplants.

Lutheran Health Network provides heart transplants.

Ascension St. Vincent provides heart, kidney and pancreas transplants.

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