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Writing to Your 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.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Please know that there are differences in writing to organ, eye and tissue recipients, detailed in the following sections.
  • All correspondence is completely anonymous and identities are kept confidential to protect the personal privacy of both families.
Writing desk with pen and paper

Letter Writing FAQs

Have Questions?

If the right words seem hard to find, or you have any questions or concerns about writing, please contact a LifeSource Donor Family Advocate at or 1-888-536-6283. You may also contact one of our donor family advocates below: