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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11th May 2017

MAKING AN IMPACT AS A TRANSPLANT NURSE

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Without hesitation, Katie Abney – who has served as a transplant nurse for over six years at St. Vincent Hospital – describes nursing in four words: anticipation, exhausting, rewarding and thankful. “For as long as I can remember, all I ever wanted to do was save lives. That is why I chose a career in […]

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3rd May 2017

NOTHING INSPIRES LIKE THE IMAGINATION OF A CHILD.

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

We were especially inspired during National Donate Life Month in April, as we reviewed advertising copy from children in grades 4 – 12. As a part of the Fort Wayne Newspaper Design An Ad contest, school-aged children participated by designing ads for Indiana Donor Network. Our part of the contest was to review the artwork […]

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25th April 2017

Donation and Transplantation at the Indiana Statehouse

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Our Driven2SaveLives Midget Car. A House versus Senate remote-controlled car race. A machine that keeps a heart alive outside of the body. A billow that allows you to pump a lung. All in the atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. Your first thought may (and rightfully so) be – NO WAY. It happened. It all happened. […]

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14th April 2017

WE REMEMBERED. WE PAID TRIBUTE. WE CELEBRATED THE GIFT OF LIFE.

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

After a week of rain and cold, the sun shined bright over the Indiana Landmarks Center, a restored Romanesque Revival-style church, making it the perfect day at the perfect venue to host donor families for a day of remembrance and celebration. On Saturday, April 8th, 44 Indiana Donor Network employees joined forces during National Donate […]

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28th March 2017

The Privilege of Working in Donation: A Social Worker’s Perspective

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

As a social worker, each day I have the honor, the privilege and the unique position to be a bright light in a dark place for grieving people.  Social workers have an incredible opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the people they serve. The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a […]

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23rd March 2017

Celebrating National Social Workers’ Month | Jane Forbes

Posted by Dawn Bonnell

Did you know that March is National Social Workers’ Month? In celebration, we will be recognizing social workers on the blog who go above and beyond in the noble work of donation and transplantation. First up: Jane Forbes Jane is a Transplant Social Worker at Indiana University Health working with individuals considering kidney or pancreas […]

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9th March 2017

New to the Crew: Robert Callahan

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, information services (IT), plays a crucial role in supporting those values. Their […]

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