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December 28, 2023

BLANKETS FROM BEN

Chris Kinsey knew that she wanted to create a lasting legacy for her son after his passing. His light shone so bright in life, how could it not continue shining in death? Her son Ben made the selfless decision to be an organ donor, and in doing so, saved the lives of 5 individuals.

When Ben passed in the hospital, she had the opportunity to tuck him in one last time. She decided after that day to create Blankets from Ben, a nonprofit organization creating and collecting blankets to be delivered to the parents of those who are donating their organs. She hopes it will remind parents that they are not alone.

Each blanket donated contains a card with Ben’s photo, and a message detailing how he inspired his mother to create this nonprofit organization.

To follow along with Blankets from Ben, you can view their Facebook page HERE.

If you would like to donate to Blankets from Ben, click HERE.

WORLD OF BROKEN HEARTS

Suha Dabit created World of Broken Hearts after her daughter Nadia received a heart transplant when she was only three years old. Suha knew how fortunate Nadia was to have received such a gift. During those final moments in the hospital, families often do not think about something as important as a photo documenting those final days. Suha wanted to change that, so she became a photographer and created World of Broken Hearts, enabling her to share her gift of photography with families to keep as a lifelong memory. 

We recently highlited Suha and her non-profit in our monthly podcast. You can hear about her story, and other stories of donation HERE.

If you would like to donate to World of Broken Hearts, or for more information, click on this link.

About Tennessee Donor Services

An Extraordinary Commitment to Science, Health, and Hope

Tennessee Donor Services a non-profit, organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to saving and improving lives by connecting organ and tissue donations to the patients who need them. TDS serves nearly five and a half million people in Tennessee and Virginia.

#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.