Sep
28

The Ripple Effect: Aftercare Support

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Every part of me believes that when remarkable support is provided to a donor family there is a natural ripple effect that gives them hope and healing on the grief journey. As the manager of the Aftercare Support team at Indiana Donor Network, my primary focus each day is to support donor families by connecting […]

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Sep
27

Finding Hope and Healing at the Indiana Donor Network 5k

posted on September 27th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

The Indiana Donor Network Indianapolis 5K was the first event I attended after my brother’s death. I found an advertisement for it on Facebook and immediately knew I had to be there. It had only been two months, I was still fresh in the grieving process, but I had to attend. We didn’t know my […]

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Sep
19

Angel Fund Gala: Bigger and Better Than Ever

posted on September 19th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

In its fifth year, the Angel Fund Gala presented by VisionFirst was bigger and better than ever. Over 200 donation advocates joined us Saturday, September 9 at the JW Marriott for a night of fun and charitable giving in support of the Angel Fund. The night began with a connect to purpose featuring Gerald Simon who […]

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Sep
09

The Reason Why: Angel Fund Gala

posted on September 9th 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

For those fortunate enough to receive an organ donated for transplant, they truly have been given the gift of life. Their goal is to stay focused on getting healthy again to honor that gift. The last thing they need to worry about is unexpected burdens that may rob them of their ability to maintain the […]

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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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