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Eastern Iowa woman writes children's book about true story of her heart transplant

This Valentine's day marks eight years since Hailey Steimel received the gift of life through a heart transplant. Hailey was born with a congenital heart defect and her heart began to fail on her at the age of 16.

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How ISU fan Bassett inspired again in his final days

As Nick Bassett was wheeled in his hospital bed through Iowa Methodist Medical Center last Thursday for the honor walk, a representative from the Iowa Donor Network grabbed a phone and played the Iowa State University fight song.

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Iowa woman’s late husband is one of a record breaking number of organ donors in 2021

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Iowans donate record number of organs for fourth year in a row

(KWWL)-- The Iowa Donor Network reports that 365 organs were transplanted in 2021, from 128 deceased organ donors. The network has continued to see exponential progress in the last four years, breaking their record each year.

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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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All are inspired to donate life.