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Information for Families of Donors

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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.

  • News and Events for Donor FamiliesNews and Events for Donor Families

    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.

  • Information for the Families of DonorsHeart by Hand - Shirley

    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.

  • Bereavement Resources & Support GroupsBereavement Resources & Support Groups

    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.

  • Helping Grieving ChildrenPhoto of Child

    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.

  • Writing to Transplant RecipientsWriting to Recipients Brochure

    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.

  • Pass Life On!

    Join the New York State organ donor registry.


  • Facts About Organ Donation

    • If you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the FIRST PRIORITY for emergency physicians and nurses is to SAVE YOUR LIFE, regardless of whether or not you have registered to be an organ donor.
    • Everyone waiting for a transplant is treated fairly and with respect. Objective medical criteria determine how donated organs are allocated to patients on the transplant waiting list.
    • All major religions approve of organ donation.
    • Check out "10 Facts About Organ Donation"
  • Event Calendar

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