Indianapolis-based TxJet to Celebrate Five Years, 2,000 Lives Saved and Two New Jets

INDIANAPOLIS – On January 11, 2019, TxJet (tee-X-jet), the 501(c)(3) aviation subsidiary of Indiana Donor Network, will celebrate five years of service and the delivery of two new state-of-the-art aircraft for the transportation of human organs for transplant. These aircraft are specially tailored for the transportation of human organs, transplant surgeons and clinical teams throughout the country.

Over the past five years, TxJet has delivered more than 2,000 lifesaving organs to transplant recipients in 39 states. Based in Indianapolis, the company started in January 2014 as a passion-fueled innovation to end the wait for organ transplants. At that time, Indiana Donor Network realized that more lives could be saved if donated organs could travel both faster and safer to patients waiting, advancing the donation process and reducing the critical time between recovery and transplantation.

“We are relentlessly focused on our mission to save and heal lives through donation and transplantation. TxJet is an important element in fulfilling our mission and these new aircraft will give us the continued ability to save lives here in Indiana and across the nation,” said Steve Johnson, Indiana Donor Network chief operating officer.

Media are invited to a celebratory open house on January 11, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, at Hangar #6 at Indianapolis International Airport (6851 Pierson Drive, Indianapolis, IN). Attendees will be able to tour the new aircraft and meet Indiana Donor Network leaders, TxJet pilots and some of the first transplant recipients whose donated organs were transported by TxJet. A brief program will begin at 5:00 pm.

Please contact Mark Back at mback@INDonorNetwork.org or 317.222.3402 for additional information or interview requests.

Who: TxJet – the aviation subsidiary of Indiana Donor Network

What: TxJet 5-year Anniversary Celebration and Delivery of New Aircraft

When: January 11, 2019, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Where:
Hangar #6, Indianapolis International Airport
6851 Pierson Drive, Indianapolis, IN

Agenda:
4:00 pm – Event/aircraft open house begins
5:00 pm – Program begins – speakers include transplant recipient
7:00 pm – Open house ends


About Indiana Donor Network
As a leading organ recovery organization, Indiana Donor Network is committed to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Our team of over 150 dedicated professionals is a vital link between donors and their families and the 115,000 men, women and children currently awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant. We champion the cause through education, support donor families in their time of need and work closely with Indiana hospitals, coroners and funeral directors to coordinate the donation process. For more information or to register your decision to donate, please visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.

Indiana Donor Network® and TxJet® are federally registered trademarks.