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Including Gifts of Organ and Tissue Donation in an Obituary

Sample language for including organ and tissue donation in your loved one’s obituary.

As you draft your loved one’s obituary, below are sample statements to consider to celebrate their final act of generosity.

Sample Copy for Donor Obituaries

  • In keeping with [name]’s loving and generous spirit, it was [his/her] decision to donate life so that others may live.
  • [He/she] was known as a giving person and even in death, [his/her] giving continues as [his/her] donation of tissues will touch the lives of as many as 75 people.
  • [name] gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
  • [His/her] organs have restored life’s promise for many families.
  • Honoring [his/her] generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.
  • [name] gave in death as [he/she] gave in life; [he/she] was an organ and tissue donor.
  • [name]’s final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
  • [name] donated [his/her] heart valves to help other babies in need.
  • The family requests that donations in [name]’s memory be directed to LifeSource, 2225 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 or online here.