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Organ Donation Community to Say Thanks with Random Acts of Kindness

Every year, thousands of lives are saved by kindness.

That kindness comes from organ donors—strangers who check a box on their driver's license application, committing to giving a part of their body to help someone in need after… Read More

Posted: February 10, 2017
Nebraska Organ Recovery to “Celebrate the Gift” with Holiday Open Houses in Honor of Organ & Tissue

Nebraska Organ Recovery, along with partner hospitals throughout Nebraska, will celebrate Nebraska’s organ and tissue donors during five open houses this holiday season.

“The holiday season can be such a difficult time for families who have lost a… Read More

Posted: November 17, 2016
Love, Loss and Miracles Aboard the Oosterdam

Kris Heckman shares this story of her daughter Micah for National Donor Sabbath, a yearly celebration dedicated to people of faith promoting organ and tissue donation.

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This story is about my precious daughter, Micah Danielle. Micah… Read More

Posted: November 13, 2016
Graves Family will Honor Late Son by Supporting Transplant Families & Promoting Donation


Like the donor families Nebraska Organ Recovery serves, Matt and Melissa Graves are turning their tragedy into an opportunity to positively impact others.

Following the death of their son while on vacation in Florida, the Graveses… Read More

Posted: November 10, 2016
The Bryan Clauson Chasing 200 Tour Continues with a New Goal of Saving Lives


Bryan Clauson started 2016 in pursuit of an unprecedented goal—to run a schedule consisting of 200 races. Although Bryan died August 7th following an accident at the Belleville High Banks, “The Chasing 200 Tour: Circular Insanity,” continues. … Read More

Posted: August 23, 2016
Donation 101: Educating High School Students on What it Means to Be an Organ Donor


Do you wish to be an organ and tissue donor?  __Yes  __No

The question is standard on every driver’s license application in Nebraska. Most adults have probably seen a news story about organ donation or perhaps… Read More

Posted: August 17, 2016
15 Ways to Talk to Your Family About Organ Donation

We get it. Talking about dying is tough, and many of us do what we can to avoid the subject.

But sharing your wishes to become an organ, tissue and eye donor with your family is important. Really… Read More

Posted: March 10, 2016
New Legislation Aims to Clarify Question on Driver’s License Application about Organ Donation

On Wednesday the Nebraska Legislature passed LB47, a bill that will amend the wording on the driver’s license application and retain the individual’s donor designation even if their license expires.

Previously, when applying for a license, applicants were asked… Read More

Posted: January 29, 2016
New Record for Organ Donation in Nebraska Achieved in 2015

2015 was a record-breaking year for organ donation in Nebraska. 265 organs were transplanted from 78 donors.

Donation has increased significantly in the state over the past few years. By comparison, in 2012 there were 40 donors with… Read More

Posted: January 15, 2016
Strangers Make Trip to Tournament of Roses Parade Possible for Organ Donor Family

Their alarm went off at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday. Phil and Tracy Robertson got out of bed that morning expecting to go to sleep that night in sunny California. Mother Nature had other plans for them.

The Robertsons were… Read More

Posted: December 30, 2015

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