Our Mission & Vision | Iowa Donor Network

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mis­sion

Work­ing Togeth­er to Trans­form Lives through Organ and Tis­sue Donation. 

Our Vision

All are inspired to donate life.

Our Core Values 

Ser­vice With Heart

We meet our donor fam­i­lies where they are. We are ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing com­pas­sion­ate ser­vice to all.

Dri­ve and Embrace the Future

We are proac­tive in our pur­suit of excel­lence and work togeth­er to con­tin­u­ous­ly evolve with adaptability.

Clear, Bold, and Respectful

We are gen­uine and coura­geous in our com­mu­ni­ca­tion. If we see an oppor­tu­ni­ty for improve­ment, we say some­thing to make it better.

Always Own It

We are resilient and pas­sion­ate­ly pur­sue our mis­sion. We are per­son­al­ly account­able for tak­ing ini­tia­tive and deliv­er­ing on commitments.

Our Com­mit­ment to Diver­si­ty and 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.

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 recov­ery agency for the state.

As an orga­ni­za­tion, we strive to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble care to our donor fam­i­lies, 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

  • Pro­vide Iowans with the infor­ma­tion need­ed to make an informed deci­sion about becom­ing a reg­is­tered donor
  • Man­age the Iowa Donor Registry
  • Sup­port and hon­or donor families
  • Design process­es to ensure the safe­ty of donat­ed organs and tissue
  • Pro­vide clin­i­cal sup­port for organ and tis­sue recovery
  • Edu­cate pro­fes­sion­al part­ners about the dona­tion process



Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.