June 19, 2023
We lost my Father, Daniel, June 19, 2023 after critical injuries following a motorcycle accident. Donating organs never really crossed my mind, but I felt led to donate Dad’s. Now a gentleman from TN has my dad’s right kidney, and a gentleman from Florida has his left. Dan was the kind of man who would help anyone. He loved riding his motorcycle and fishing, and was a master mechanic. His grandchildren were his world!
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.
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