31st January 2019

Tissue Donor Hero: Justin

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

My son, Justin, passed away on May 31, 2018. We only had nine short months with him. It was and still remains the worst day of my life when I was told there was nothing else the doctors could do for him. I received a call from Indiana Donor Network the day he died approaching […]

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3rd December 2018

Celebrating Birthdays After Loss

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

For most of us, birthdays are a day of celebration. We laugh, we celebrate and we spend time with those that we love. What if you reach a birthday and the person you want to celebrate isn’t there? What do you do? Our family was recently faced with this exact question as we quickly approached […]

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8th October 2018

Remembering Tommy at the Indiana Donor Network 5k

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Why will our family walk the Indiana Donor Network 5k? This is our story. Thomas (Tommy) Jordan was born January 23, 1999. He was my firstborn who way too quickly grew into a wonderful, caring, loving, Christian young man. This kid LIVED to play baseball. He was so excited about playing baseball during his senior […]

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26th July 2018

A Donor Sister Details Her Internship at Indiana Donor Network

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

My internship at Indiana Donor Network has been a rewarding experience. I have learned new skills and will apply those skills to further my career. Above all, I have gained an understanding of how this organization impacts donor family members from the inside. I myself am a donor family member and this opportunity has allowed […]

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17th July 2018

Donation Perspective: From Childhood to Adulthood

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

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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11th July 2018

New to the Crew: Olin Yarger, Clinical Support Coordinator

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

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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28th June 2018

Indiana Coroner Wins Organ and Tissue Donation Award

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

When it comes to saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation, the term “it takes a village” could not be more relevant. Valuable partnerships help fulfill our mission of saving and healing the lives of others through organ and tissue donation. Coroners play a vital role in increasing the number of lives saved […]

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21st June 2018

Organ Donor’s Wife Finds Healing at Handmade Hope Event

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Four years ago, I knew little about the organization that has become a big part of my life now. My husband, Robert became a hero to several individuals when an accident took him from us but provided life for many others. He was always helping others – so it didn’t surprise me when I learned […]

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13th June 2018

Strut2SaveLives: Honors Organ and Tissue Donor, Bryan Clauson

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Bryan Clauson was more than just a Hoosier racecar driver. He was an avid dog lover, philanthropist and beyond. Bryan died as a result of a racing accident in 2016. By making his decision to be a registered donor, he saved five lives through organ donation and healed 75 lives through tissue donation. Bryan has […]

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