Aug
22

Writing to Transplant Recipients

posted on August 22nd 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

The decision to write to transplant recipients is a personal one. As a donor family you may choose when you write to the recipients, if you choose to write to them at all. There is also a misconception that donor families and transplant recipients must wait the infamous “one-year” before writing to each other anonymously […]

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Aug
17

In a Time of Tragedy, We Found Our Hero

posted on August 17th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I lost my best friend and the father of my three beautiful children. He was only 31 at the time. We became boyfriend and girlfriend right out of high school. I went into nursing school and would come home from school with all kind of medical discussions. One […]

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Aug
10

The Donor Family Council

posted on August 10th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

The supporting voice of donation often comes from those who work within the community of donation and transplantation. Here at Indiana Donor Network, there is another voice that helps shape the impactful message of donation, the voice of donor families. In 2016, Indiana Donor Network established a Donor Family Council so that the voice of […]

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Aug
08

Helping Teachers Help Save Lives

posted on August 8th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

Did you know that Indiana educators can help save lives and prepare families for the future by sharing information about donation and transplantation with their students and encouraging family discussion? Indiana Donor Network’s lifesaving mission includes providing Hoosiers of all ages with the information they need to make an informed decision about organ and tissue […]

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Jul
05

Driving Passion with Each Shot at the Fore Life Open

posted on July 5th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

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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Jul
05

New to the Crew: Amanda Kuczmanski

posted on July 5th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

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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Jul
05

Waiting for Hope: Tarri-Ann

posted on July 5th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

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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Jun
14

Indiana Ranks 6th in National Hospital Campaign

posted on June 14th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

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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Jun
08

New to the Crew: Pete Lessing

posted on June 8th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

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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Jun
01

Supporting Families: No Matter the Outcome

posted on June 1st 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

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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