Clinical support coordinators in the Vital Link Donation Center, Indiana Donor Network’s 24-hour donor referral network, field calls from hospital nursing staff and coroners when organs and tissue become available for transplant. Our newest clinical support coordinator made a career change with a personal mission to save more lives after the loss of his wife. Let us introduce to you Olin Yarger.
Tell us a little about yourself and your new role at Indiana Donor Network.
My wife had Cystic Fibrosis which ends in respiratory failure – among many other health issues. She was never eligible for transplant due to her overall health condition. It’s my goal now to help others that are able to receive donations as a Clinical Support Coordinator.
Why did you choose Indiana Donor Network as the next step in your career?
I have always been interested in the medical field. I started to move towards the Criminal Justice field but ended up starting in security. I grew to love the job and giving the best service possible to clients, whatever the task. Due to the loss of my wife, I now want to help others in donation and do as much as I can to help.
What are you most excited about working at Indiana Donor Network?
The most exciting thing is that it’s a whole new field of work for me. I have only done security work – so moving into the medical field is going to give me the opportunity to learn and push myself to gain more knowledge and help people in other ways.
What do you do for fun outside the office?
I like to ride my road bike. I’m looking forward to riding on the Monon Trail.
Learn more about Indiana Donor Network careers.
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