remembering our

donor heroes

Nicolas Townsend-Read

Organ Donor


May 15, 2015

My sweet son always wanted to help others. When he was hit by an impaired driver on May 15th, 2015, he was coming back from volunteering at the Special Olympics, the night before his high school graduation. In honor of his always selfless decisions, we made the decision to donate his organs, and give life.

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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.

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When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

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