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Donor Families

Receive support, hope and healing

As a donor family member you will receive support from LifeSource in the months and years to come, including invitations to remembrance events and opportunities to connect with other grieving families whose loved ones gave the gift of life.

If you’re a family currently in the hospital and have been presented with the opportunity for your loved one to be considered for donation, visit the resource support page.

We are here to support you as you navigate this journey of grief and healing. Please contact us at any time by calling 1-888-536-6283 or by emailing us at

Donor family on farm
Legacy Opportunities

Explore these opportunities to recognize and pay tribute to your loved one’s selfless act

Writing to a loved one’s transplant recipients

The decision to write to your loved one’s recipient(s) is a very personal and powerful experience.

Donor families sometimes choose to write to transplant recipients to share information about themselves and their loved one. For some families, sharing with their loved one’s transplant recipient(s) helps them in their grief journey. We encourage you to write if and when it feels right for you.

Support Resources

It’s our mission to support donor families

LifeSource is honored to partner with What’s Your Grief and provide an online learning space for our donor families wishing to explore, learn and connect around topics related to grief, grief-coping and grief support.

Follow the button below to find a library of free online grief support webinars, courses, articles and podcasts that can be accessed any time, from the comfort of your home.

Stories of donation

  • December 29, 2019 in Stories

    Tribute to Trinidad: A Hero Who Lifted an Entire Community

    Trinidad was a leader who saved lives. And, when he applied for his first driver’s license, he made sure his status as an organ donor was on it.

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  • August 26, 2019 in Stories

    Historic “Heart Flight” Honored at Fargo Air Museum

    Over thirty years ago, an F4 fighter jet delivered a life-saving heart transplant from Fargo to San Francisco.

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  • May 05, 2019 in Stories

    Mary Jo’s Ride to a New Heart

    After 14 years of battling heart disease, Mary Jo was told her only option for survival was to receive a heart transplant.

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We’re here for you

Our Donor Family Advocates are here to help you as you navigate your grief journey. Please contact them with any questions or concerns, or if you just need to talk with someone.

Our Public Awareness Campaign

Men are the answer to saving lives

While men’s lives are greatly impacted by organ donation, fewer of them are registered organ donors. Our latest public awareness campaign, Men Are the Answer, aims to encourage men who are ready to register to get the facts and take action to save lives. button

Pictured left: Coyle, kidney recipient, with his dad

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