Communication with Recipients

After Donation Occurs

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Can I communicate with recipients?
The precious gift of organ and tissue donation saves and transforms thousands of lives nationally every year. Donor families often wonder if they will ever know anything about the recipients of their loved one’s wonderful gifts or if they will receive correspondence from them.

The amount of information available about the recipients is dependent upon the type of donation. There is a direct recipient with organ donation so information is available at an earlier date as compared to tissue donation. The gift of tissue can be transplanted for a period of up to five years following the donation. Donor families may request recipient updates on their loved one’s gift of tissue beginning at 1 year post donation.

Communicating with Tissue Recipients

Communicating with Organ Recipients