Mission, Vision, & Values


Working Together to Transform Lives Through the Gift of Organ & Tissue Donation


All Are Inspired to Donate Life


Serve with Heart | Drive & Embrace the Future | Be Clear, Bold, & Respectful | Always Own It

Who We Are

Iowa Donor Net­work (IDN) is a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that oper­ates as the pri­ma­ry con­tact for organ, tis­sue and eye dona­tion ser­vices for the state of Iowa. The Cen­ters for Medicare and Med­ic­aid Ser­vices have cer­ti­fied IDN to func­tion as the sin­gle organ pro­cure­ment agency in the state. IDN also serves as the tis­sue (eyes, skin, bone & ten­dons) recov­ery agency for the state.

As an orga­ni­za­tion, we strive to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble care to our donor fam­i­lies and ser­vice to our refer­ring pro­fes­sion­als to facil­i­tate the recov­ery of organs and tis­sues, edu­cate the com­mu­ni­ties we serve and sup­port spe­cial events to pro­mote dona­tion through­out Iowa. To ful­fill our mis­sion, we col­lab­o­rate with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, health­care pro­fes­sion­als and orga­ni­za­tions statewide to hon­or the gift of life.

What We Do

  • Inspire Iowans to reg­is­ter as organ and tis­sue donors
  • Edu­cate health­care pro­fes­sion­als about their role in the dona­tion process
  • Coor­di­nate organ and tis­sue recov­ery for donors in the state of Iowa
  • Sup­port and hon­or donor fam­i­lies at the time of dona­tion and on an ongo­ing basis

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Iowa Donor Net­work is com­mit­ted to valu­ing diver­si­ty and being inclu­sive of all team mem­bers, part­ners, donors, and donor fam­i­lies. Demon­strat­ing our val­ues in the work­place means that we will respect indi­vid­u­als both like and unlike ourselves.

We val­ue indi­vid­u­als’ inter­sect­ing iden­ti­ties, includ­ing (but not lim­it­ed to) race, gen­der, reli­gion, eth­nic iden­ti­ty and ori­gin, native lan­guage, age, dis­abil­i­ty sta­tus, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, gen­der iden­ti­ty, gen­der non­con­for­mi­ty, socioe­co­nom­ic back­ground, vet­er­an sta­tus, polit­i­cal sta­tus, and body shape and size.

We com­mit to acknowl­edg­ing our dif­fer­ences and hold­ing our­selves account­able to cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment where peo­ple feel sup­port­ed, lis­tened to and able to do their per­son­al best.

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.