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Supporting Transplant Patients

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
44 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 15, at 11:55 PM CDT
Project Owners


June 25, 2019

We did it - we reached our goal!  YOU made this project a success and we couldn't be more grateful. We started the GOLDrush campaign in the hope that we could get your support in helping grow our fund. Our goal is to enhance the support transplant patients, families and caregivers receive during the transplant experience. We are so thankful for all the dollars you donated and raising the awareness about this important cause!


Our ultimate goal is to help make transplant patients feel like they are not alone in their experience by creating a dedicated transplant facility to serve patients and their caregivers during this vulnerable time. And now, with your support, we move closer to achieving this goal.


Thank you again for your dollars and helping us share our message.


Best personal regards,

Deb & Ed Brown 

5 days left!!

March 11, 2019

With only 5 days left in our campaign, and with 71% of our $10,000 goal completed, we need your help!!! Help us reach as many supporters as possible by sharing our campaign link with your friends and family. A donation at any level will help us reach our goal! Here’s the link to share:

Thank you again for all your support!


Two weeks left!

March 01, 2019

We are so grateful for all of the contributions made to The Dragonfly GOLDrush campaign to support transplant patients. We will be able to provide these patients enhanced educational materials, a dedicated lounge area, offset travel expenses, and more.


We have two weeks left and have already raised $6,197 of our $10,000 goal! With your generous support on our side, we are confident we’ll reach our goal by Friday, March 15th. Please continue to share our campaign with your social networks to help us reach additional supporters. The link to share is:


Thank you for all that you make possible!


Our Story Featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette!

February 18, 2019

Hello to our amazing supporters! We wanted to share the good news that our project was recently featured in The Gazette. 


To view the article, click on the following link: The Gazette Iowa Today After Organ Transplant 


Thank you for supporting this important project! 



What an amazing start!

February 12, 2019

Our campaign is off and running, and we are delighted that we have reached 44% of our fundraising goal! Thank you so much for your early support of our campaign – our success would not be possible without your generosity.


We are trying to reach our goal of $10,000 by Friday, March 15th, so we need a large crowd. Can you take a moment to share our campaign page with your friends, family, and others interested in supporting the UI transplant program? The link to share is A donation at any level is greatly appreciated.


We want to encourage everyone to make their gifts online through the GOLDrush site at But, we can also accept donations offline. If you’re interested in writing a check, please make your check out to the UI Center for Advancement and reference this crowdfunding project in the memo line. Please mail your check directly to the UI Center for Advancement at 1 West Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52244.


Thanks so much for your support! We look forward to sharing updates with you throughout the duration of our campaign.


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Every 10 minutes another person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.



Nationally, on average, 20 people die each year waiting for a transplant.



Only 54% of U.S. adults are signed up to be donors.



There are more than 114,000 men, women, and children on the national transplant waiting list as of August 2017.



In 2017, 34,770 transplants were performed in the U.S.



UIHC is a major transplant center; in fiscal year 2017, the hospital performed 571 organ and tissue transplants.

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