Often, donor families and transplant recipients find comfort in hearing from each other. A simple card, note or letter can be uplifting to a recipient and reassure a donor family that they made a wonderful decision to help others in the midst of their grief.
Talk about yourself and your loved one. Tell about their hobbies. Describe your loved one – what kind of person he/she was, the kind of work he/she did, whether or not he/she had children. Mention special memories. Explain how the donation process has helped your family deal with the loss.
Sign your first name only and do not reveal your last name, city, phone number or name of the hospital or e-mail address.
Send the letter to LifeShare Of The Carolinas at 5000 D Airport Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208. On a separate sheet of paper, include your name, the donor’s name and date of donation so that we can forward it to the appropriate recipient.