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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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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