Why Consider Donation? | Iowa Donor Network

Organ and tis­sue dona­tion is a gift that saves and heals hun­dreds of thou­sands of lives each year. It can pro­vide com­fort and solace to donor fam­i­lies as their loved ones leave a last­ing lega­cy of hope and heal­ing. For trans­plant recip­i­ents and patients on the trans­plant wait­ing list the gift of dona­tion offers a sec­ond chance at life; a chance to move for­ward and ful­fill the lega­cy left behind by their gra­cious donor.

Trans­plan­ta­tion is seen as one of the great­est achieve­ments of mod­ern med­i­cine. Organ and tis­sue dona­tion saves and enhances lives. It gives indi­vid­u­als the abil­i­ty to return to pro­duc­tive, ful­fill­ing lives.

Despite con­tin­u­ing advances, the need for organs and tis­sue is vast­ly greater than the num­ber avail­able for trans­plant. Cur­rent­ly there are more than 100,000 peo­ple in the Unit­ed States on the trans­plant wait­ing list, includ­ing more than 500 peo­ple in Iowa. Talk­ing to your loved ones about dona­tion, and know­ing the facts is the most influ­en­tial way to spread the word about the ben­e­fi­cial impact of organ, eye and tis­sue donation.

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"Our son Jacob was able to save and restore many lives through his donated organs and tissues. Since losing our son, we have met two of his recipients. Seeing firsthand what the gift of life has meant to both of them has been instrumental in helping us heal from the loss of our beloved son."


Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.