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Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network > Information for Families of Donors > Information for the Families of Donors

Information for the Families of Donors

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.

Heart by Hand - ShirleyFLDRN’s Family Services and Aftercare Program was created to help families through a very difficult time and to provide information relating to their decisions to donate.

All families who consent to donation are given the opportunity to enroll in the Family Services Aftercare Program.

This program spans a two year period of time, during which you will receive follow-up services that include periodic mailings, information that can assist you, as well as our availability to offer phone support as needed during your grieving process.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Letter explaining the outcome of your loved one’s donation
  • Follow-up phone support with a Family Services Coordinator
  • Information packet with helpful bereavement and other resource information
  • Invitation to special programs and observances to honor donors.
  • Opportunity to participate in the donor memorial quilt program.

Contact Us

If you are a donor family member (or an authorized party of the donor) and have a question, please contact one of our Family Services Coordinators:

Jeffrey Mancini: 315-428-8500 or email Jeffrey  (jeffrey_manciniaturmcdotrochesterdotedu)  

Susan Miller: 585-272-4930 or email Susan  (susanc_milleraturmcdotrochesterdotedu)  

Tricia Pethic: 585-272-4930 or email Tricia  (tricia_pethicaturmcdotrochesterdotedu)  

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