Donor family


We support



Saying goodbye to a loved one is heartbreaking. The grief can be overwhelming. Families tell us that in the midst of tragedy, they find comfort in knowing their loved one’s gift of organ and tissue donation leaves a lasting, living legacy of hope and healing.

We understand how important it is for families to feel supported following a loved one’s gift of donation. Tennessee Donor Services provides donor families with helpful resources, bereavement materials, and information on local support groups.

If you are seeking support, we’d love to connect you with our Aftercare team. You can learn more about our Aftercare program by visiting our Caring for Families website. Or, you can email us at or give us a call at 877-543-2510.


Caring for Families Website

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Caring for Families Facebook page

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The National Donor Family Council

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Connecting with recipients

Many donor families find that corresponding with the transplant recipient or recipients can be a powerful experience. Donor families can take comfort in sharing stories and sending well wishes to those who live on because of their loved one.

Should you choose to connect, we’re here to help. Letters and cards can be a tremendous gift to both the donor families and recipients. To protect everyone, we provide guidelines for communication. Names remain confidential unless both parties agree to share those with one another, and we provide a correspondence address. We are happy to share sample letters to help you get started.




Share your story

Your family’s donation story can inspire and comfort others. We hope you’ll share how donation has affected you and your family.

We can only do it together

#BeTheGift that saves lives!

When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

To access the National Registry, click here.