Organ donors honored in Davenport

Organ donors honored in Davenport

ImpactLife and the Iowa Donor Network recognized the generosity of organ donors in Davenport.

The two groups got together to put more attention on the importance of blood donations and organ transplants. More than a 100,000 people in the country are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. More than 600 of them are in Iowa.

Melissa Nelson got a pancreas transplant in 2019. She experienced complications and needed blood transfusions to survive. Nelson has made it her mission ever since to encourage people to learn about the impact blood donations make because it helped her stay alive for her son.

Nelson is coordinating a Celebrate Life Walk on April 20. The walk recognizes organ donors and their families, and all of the money raised will be donated to the Iowa Donor Network. For more information or to register, click here.

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