Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss

At the heart of Iowa Donor Network's life-saving mission are our generous donors and their families who graciously say “YES” to organ and/or tissue donation during times of immense loss.

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'Someone I love needs a kidney.' The story behind the car, signs around Des Moines

A Des Moines woman has been working desperately to help secure a kidney transplant for her husband for the second time in four years.

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10 years after Valentine's Day heart transplant, Hailey Steimel thriving

“It’s more than just Valentine’s Day, it’s National Donor Day, the day I got a second chance at life.” Steimel’s mother was by her side throughout her time in the hospital. But they weren’t alone.

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National Donor Day: Saving lives through organ donation, widow shares husband's story

Currently, over 600 Iowans are waiting for an organ transplant. Feb. 14 is National Donor Day, an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation.

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Caleb’s gift of life: Family shares how their 3-year-old son gave others a new chance through organ donation

February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day; it’s also National Donor Day, a day dedicated to spreading awareness about organ donations and recognizing those who have given the gift of life.

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Organ donations increasing in Iowa, nationwide

The night before Mother’s Day 2018, Mike Meredith got a call telling him to he needed to drive to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics immediately. He was going to get a new heart.

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Wife searching for kidney donor to save sick husband for a SECOND time

Four years ago Jessica Ramirez put up posters around town looking for a kidney donor for her husband. Galdino Ramirez, Jessica’s husband, had stage 4 kidney failure and after 11 months on the organ waitlist received a kidney transplant. The...

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Tissue Donation in 2023

The past year has been an extraordinary one for our community. It's been a time when generosity took center stage, and the spirit of giving was more palpable than ever. At Iowa Donor Network, we're taking a moment to reflect...

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Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.