Dear Donor Families,
Welcome to your special section of our website. We hope that you will find the information useful.
We cannot thank you and your loved one enough for giving the Gift of Life. You make the circle of life possible.
You and your loved one are our heroes.
Check out our news page that has archived copies of BRIDGES, our newsletter for organ, eye and tissue donor families, plus news updates and events of special interest to families of donors.
The name of this newsletter, BRIDGES, derives from an acronym that reflects the services Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network offers to our donor families: Building Relationships, Integrating Donation, Grief, Encouragement and Support.
The FLDRN Family Services' Donor Family Support Page is our newest way to connect families and offer real-time support.
For years, FLDRN has collected patches you have made, in honor of your loved ones. You are welcome to display our four beautiful quilts at events.
The sudden and tragic death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Families who donate organs and tissues not only change the lives of those who receive transplants but they often experience loss and grief differently.
Support groups and bereavement resources below are offered throughout our region. Before attending any of the programs, we encourage you to call contacts listed to confirm meeting times and locations.
Children of all ages grieve the death of a loved one. Oftentimes family members assume children are doing fine because they play with their toys, laugh, and seem unfazed by death. Unfortunately, this is the furthest from the truth.
While organ and tissue donations are handled as anonymous gifts, families of donors may choose to write to the recipients of their loved one's organs and their family.