5th July 2017

Driving Passion with Each Shot at the Fore Life Open

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Each summer, we gather together our partners in donation at the Fore Life Open. We could not have ordered a more beautiful day on a more gorgeous course. Nearly 100 golfers played 18 holes at the impeccable Pete Dye course – The Bridgewater Club in Carmel. Golfers enjoyed a day on the links and raised […]

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5th July 2017

New to the Crew: Amanda Kuczmanski

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Our Professional Service Coordinators (PSCs) partner with hospitals across Indiana to facilitate the organ donation process. Working with administrators, medical staff and donor councils at Indiana hospitals, PSCs are regularly on site to offer a number of support services. We are excited to welcome our newest the the Professional Service team, Amanda Kuczmanski! Amanda will be […]

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5th July 2017

Waiting for Hope: Tarri-Ann

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

On October 2, 2004, I suffered an acute myocardial infarction that severely damaged my left ventricle. I was diagnosed with  heart failure. I underwent stint placement, a quadruple bypass and an implanted pacemaker/defibulator. For years my disease was managed with medication, diet and exercise. In 2009, my cardiologist suggested I be evaluated for a heart […]

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14th June 2017

Indiana Ranks 6th in National Hospital Campaign

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

We are excited to share that Indiana Donor Network and Indiana hospitals ranked 6th nationally in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the organ donation community with workplaces throughout the nation to spread the word about the […]

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8th June 2017

New to the Crew: Pete Lessing

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

The first contact a family has with Indiana Donor Network is from a skilled and compassionate Family Service Coordinator. Our specially trained coordinators initiate conversations with families of potential donors and provide the education and support they need during a very difficult time. We are proud to welcome Pete as the newest member of the […]

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1st June 2017

Supporting Families: No Matter the Outcome

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

I can’t say enough wonderful things about the fine people who manage or volunteer at Indiana Donor Network. They contacted me the night Mom, pictured above, died (almost 3 months ago) and asked if our family would consent to organ or tissue donation. After a quick consult with my six awesome siblings, the answer was […]

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1st June 2017

MENDING GRIEF THROUGH ADVOCACY

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Volunteering for Indiana Donor Network as a grieving donor family member can mean much more than the act of the volunteer work itself. It oftentimes serves as a source of healing and comfort during a difficult time. Donor families choose advocacy through Indiana Donor Network as a way to help other donor families who have […]

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16th May 2017

New to the Crew: Tom Buschur

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

At Indiana Donor Network, our values of thinking big, serving well and being remarkable guide our actions and support our continuing dedication to the important work we do in saving and healing lives through organ, tissue and eye donation. One of our teams, organ services, plays a crucial role in supporting those values. Meet Tom Buschur. He […]

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12th May 2017

The Joys and Sorrow for a Transplant Recipient on Mother’s Day

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Mother’s Day is a happy day and a sad day for me. My mother passed when I was a mother to two young children. I always grieve for the loss of the moments we could have shared with her. Shortly after my mother’s passing, I was diagnosed with PSC, a liver disease that over ten […]

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11th May 2017

National Donate Life Month: In April, We Celebrated

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Every day, someone registers their donation decision for the first time.  Every day, someone’s last brave legacy is being a donor. And every single day, someone gets a call that the organ they need is available for transplant. In April, we celebrated every one of these people – those who have registered their decision; organ, […]

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