The Yazzies, Donor Family

How We Support Donor Families

Saying goodbye to a loved one is heartbreaking. The grief can be overwhelming, but families tell us in the midst of the tragedy, they find comfort in knowing their loved one’s gift of organ and tissue donation leaves a lasting, living legacy of hope and healing. Organ and tissue donors and their families represent the best of humankind.

We understand how important it is for you as a family to know what type of support is available following your loved one’s gift of donation.


Grief Resources

Learning to live with loss is difficult. Our staff can assist families with bereavement materials, direct them to local support groups and provide information on how the donation was able to benefit those in need. Here are resources that may be helpful.

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of your loved one, you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor should you want to.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.