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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Iowa Hits Record Number of Organ Donors and Transplants

Iowa Donor Network reports an increase in organ donors and transplant recipients. Since 2019, the number of organ donors has increased by 40 percent and the number of transplants by 21 percent.

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Iowa Donor Network seeing an increase in organ donations and transplants

Iowa Donor Network released information about organ and tissue donation in 2023, and it shows that the spirit of giving doesn’t just apply to presents for Iowans.

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Des Moines organ donor honored at 2024 Rose Parade

The annual Rose Parade in Pasadena had an Iowa connection this year. Dominic Ogden from Des Moines was recognized for donating organs and tissue after his death in 2020.

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Two Iowans honored at Rose Parade in Pasadena

Iowa Donor Network selected two Iowans, Dominic Ogden and Melissa Nelson, to be honored on the 2024 OneLegacy Donate Life Rose Parade Float in Pasadena, California during the Rose Parade.

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Two Iowans Honored at the 135th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena before the Rose Bowl

Today we are honoring two Iowans at the 135th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena before the Rose Bowl. Dominic Ogden, who passed away in 2020, will be honored for his gift of life that saved four lives. His mother will...

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