remembering our

donor heroes

Bil Talavera

Organ Donor


April 17, 2022

Bil was an incredible human being in both life and death thanks to his decision to be an organ donor. He was a true entrepreneur and man of many traits and interests. For those who didn’t have the privilege to know him better, he had an extremely kind and generous spirit, crazy ambitious mindset, and wildly adventurous nature. He loved fishing, hiking, hunting, shredding mountains, feeling the air in his hair while riding his Harley, and opening his boat up on the open lake, plus so much more. He loved a challenge. From jumping off the Stratosphere in Vegas to cutting down the biggest tree to returning home to cook the most delicious gourmet meal for his wife that would make any chef salivate. He was a man of integrity and true honesty. He was the most genuine, sincere, and kindest person who inspired so many without even knowing it. There are so few people with the level of authenticity that Bil possessed and we are so unbelievably lucky and grateful to have known the real Bil with one L. He is so very much loved and will be missed forever.

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Saying thank you

Many donor families find that corresponding with the transplant recipient or recipients can be a powerful experience. Donor families can take comfort in sharing stories and sending well wishes to those who live on because of their loved one.

Should you choose to connect, we're here to help. Letters and cards can be a tremendous gift to both the donor families and recipients. To protect everyone, we provide guidelines for communication. Names remain confidential unless both parties agree to share those with one another, and we provide a correspondence address. We are happy to share sample letters to help you get started.

For more information about corresponding with recipients, please call us at 505-843-7672.

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When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

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