remembering our

donor heroes

Joseph Asher

Organ Donor


August 15, 2015

Joseph was 15 with special needs. He lived life to the fullest and was always full of joy. He would help anyone in need and loved to make others smile. He loved Special Olympics, dancing and his family and friends. It gives us comfort knowing he was able to help others in his passing as he would have wanted.  We hope the recipients of his gifts are enjoying life with their loved ones and know we think of them often and are always happy to hear from them. We were so blessed to be his family and are thankful for every day we had with him.

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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.