organ donation

Indy 500 Organ Donor Campaign Helps Grieving Families

May 26, 2017

Organ donation has become a mission for racing family’s during this year’s Indianapolis 500 with a goal of increasing the number of registered donors – and through the process comes healing and hope.

A Little Sister

Taylor McLean was close to her brother Bryan Clauson. He was an organ donor.

"Heart In A Box" Could Change Organ Transplants

Mar 17, 2017
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After a month on the waiting list for the Heart in a Box trial at IU Methodist Hospital, Steve Gilland of Corydon was the first person in the state to receive a donor heart transported in a device that keeps it beating the entire way. 

“It allows us to transport the organ in basically a working mode," Wang says, "as if it were still inside the body," says Dr. I-Wen Wang, a cardiothoracic surgeon. "In this case, the heart is profused by the donor’s blood. The heart’s actually beating – contracting the entire time until it gets to our hospital."