My husband was a good man! He would help anyone he could and if he couldn’t, he would find someone that could. He had sever asthma for a number of years. It was aspirated due to seasonal allergies. Two times before we were able to keep him but the 3rd time took him from us way to soon. We still had so much to do and see together. He chose to be an organ donor and as per his wishes, he did just that. He is our hero!
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.
For more information about corresponding with recipients, please call us at 615-564-3649.
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.