Iowa sets new record in organ donations
Iowa's organ donations and transplants hit record highs last year, according to the Iowa Donor Network.
Driving the news: Medical advancements are the biggest factor, Heather Butterfield, a network spokesperson, told Axios this week.
Of note: Iowa had its first HOPE Act donor last year — which allows an HIV-positive donation to be made to an HIV-positive recipient.
The big picture: Donations also hit a national record last year with more than 40,000 transplants across the country, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
- Register to be a donor through the Iowa Donor Network.
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