Donate Life: Two Iowans honored at 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena

This New Year's Day, the Iowa Donor Network is honoring two Iowans who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

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Through tragedy and triumph, one Iowa family has been on both sides of the organ donor decision process

Cory Haan is quite a survivor. The 19-year old from Dubuque County was just 12 hours old when his parents found out he was born with a heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome----essentially half a heart.

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Eastern Iowa Airport TSA officer donates kidney without knowing recipient

Jill Hopper is a TSA officer at the Eastern Iowa airport. Her journey towards becoming an anonymous organ donor started when she was scrolling through her phone.

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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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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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