January 8, 2020
In loving memory of my cherished sister, Erica, who left us four years ago, we celebrate the beautiful soul she was and the extraordinary legacy she left behind as an organ donor. A beacon of love, she was a devoted daughter, loving mother, steadfast sister, and a loyal friend. Her warmth and compassion touched the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her.
In her final act of selflessness, Erica became a true hero, giving the gift of life to others in need. Through the generous donation of her organs, she continues to make a profound impact, offering hope and healing to those facing the challenges of illness.
As we remember Erica let us honor her spirit by embracing the love and kindness she so effortlessly shared. Her legacy lives on in the lives she touched and the individuals who carry a piece of her within them. May her memory be a source of inspiration, reminding us of the power of compassion and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
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.