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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"At 8 months old I received a heart transplant. Everything I have done and will continue to do is because someone made the choice to become an organ donor."


Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.