Opinion: Through organ and tissue donation, working together to transform lives

Together, with donor families, donor hospitals, and Iowa’s organ transplant programs, we continue to pursue the day when every donation opportunity results in a life saved.

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Here's how COVID is impacting organ donations and transplants

It's about gathering information and making sure the organs are safe to transplant into the recipients.

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Iowa Donor Network on pace to set another record year for organ donations

More Iowans are saying yes to being an organ donor. ”It’s really amazing that despite the pandemic, more lives were saved than ever before,” Heather Butterfield explained, spokesperson for the Iowa Donor Network, said. Marci Willey, of Cedar Falls, was...

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Inspire Iowa Insider Q3 2021

Quarterly E-Newsletter: IDOT Tribute Plaques, design contest, connect to purpose, and upcoming events

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12-year-old Iowa boy's organ donation saves multiple lives after his death

When 12-year-old Derek Cisnero died in a car crash four years ago, his family made the decision to give the gift of life by donating his organs to five other people. That story is now hanging on the walls of...

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Fairfield man's tissue donation helps 57 people

A plaque was recently unveiled in the Jefferson County Courthouse honoring Chuck Myers for his organ and tissue donations that have helped 57 people. Myers was a lifelong Fairfield resident who worked at Dexter and Iowa Malleable. Though his family...

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Family promotes organ donation at the Quad-City Times Bix 7

The Hughes' family gets together every year for the Bix, and they come from all over. The race is a chance to see family, and to promote organ donation through the Iowa Donor Network.

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Plaque unveiled at new driver's license station details transplant success story

“We are so excited to have this partnership in promoting organ donations,” Casey said. “They are our partners in talking to people about the organ donor list.”

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Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.