remembering our

donor heroes

Douglas W. Smith

My dad was a kidney and diabetic patient. He fought a long, hard time the last couple years. He was a donor, but he never thought any part of him would be worth anything to anyone. When he passed, Tennessee Donor Services did what they needed and were able to use his bones for bone grafting for others in need. I know he would be very happy to know that he was able to help someone. I miss him dearly! Tennessee Donor Services has been very nice in sending cards. It makes me smile.

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Saying thank you

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.

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.