Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission 

Working Together to Transform Lives through Organ and Tissue Donation.  

Our Vision 

All are inspired to donate life.

Our Core Values 

Service With Heart

We meet our donor families where they are. We are dedicated to providing compassionate service to all.

Drive and Embrace the Future

We are proactive in our pursuit of excellence and work together to continuously evolve with adaptability.

Clear, Bold, and Respectful

We are genuine and courageous in our communication. If we see an opportunity for improvement, we say something to make it better.

Always Own It

We are resilient and passionately pursue our mission. We are personally accountable for taking initiative and delivering on commitments.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Iowa Donor Network is committed to valuing diversity and being inclusive of all team members, partners, donors and donor families. Demonstrating our values in the workplace means that we will respect individuals both like and unlike ourselves.

We value individuals’ intersecting identities, including (but not limited to) race, gender, religion, ethnic identity and origin, native language, age, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender nonconformity, socioeconomic background, veteran status, political status, and body shape and size.

We commit to acknowledging our differences and holding ourselves accountable to creating an environment where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.

Who We Are 

Iowa Donor Network (IDN) is a non-profit organization that operates as the primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation services for the state of Iowa. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have certified IDN to function as the single organ procurement agency in the state. IDN also serves as the tissue recovery agency for the state.

As an organization, we strive to provide the best possible care to our donor families, facilitate the recovery of organs and tissues, educate the communities we serve and support special events to promote donation throughout Iowa. To fulfill our mission, we collaborate with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, healthcare professionals and organizations statewide to honor the gift of life.

What We Do 

  • Provide Iowans with the information needed to make an informed decision about becoming a registered donor
  • Manage the Iowa Donor Registry
  • Support and honor donor families
  • Design processes to ensure the safety of donated organs and tissue
  • Provide clinical support for organ and tissue recovery
  • Educate professional partners about the donation process




Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.