Grief Support

Lifebanc honors and remembers those families, and their loved ones, who have chosen to give the Gift of Life. Our organization is here to support donor families through their time of grief.

Contact Bereavement Services

Individual Counseling

Lifebanc provides individual grief counseling with a licensed grief therapist for donor families free-of-charge at our Warrensville Heights office. Please call 216-820-4940 or email bereavement@lifebanc.org to set up an appointment.

Individuals who do not have transportation can still utilize Lifebanc's counseling services. Lifebanc can arrange for Lyft rides for those within a 20-mile radius. Individual counseling is also offered via Skype.

Support Groups

A support group can be a very helpful experience for grievers. While most people are a little nervous when they attend a new group they soon discover people who speak the same language of loss and therefore find others who understand the experience of grief.

Lifebanc hosts several topic-specific support groups throughout the year. They meet one evening a week for eight weeks and are free to family members of organ, eye and tissue donors. Advance registration is required.

Click here to view the support group schedule.

Donor Family Facebook Group

Specifically created to give you the opportunity to share about your loved one, discuss what you’re experiencing, ask for support and advice from other donor families, and offer support and advice to other donor families.

This is a closed Facebook group and individuals can only join with approval from Lifebanc's Bereavement Services team. Please click here to apply.

Other Resources

There are many worthwhile online, local and print resources available that may be helpful to you as you deal with your loss.

Online Resources
Resources by Type of Loss
Resources by County
Grief Resources Book List