Donor Family Recipient Communication
The families of organ donors and organ recipients may exchange anonymous correspondences when this is requested and agreeable to each. Please contact the bereavement department for more information about communication between donor families and recipients. The status of organ recipients is available if you would like to contact the bereavement services coordinator at 216.820.4805.
If interested, you may also download a copy of the donor family or recipient guidelines for communication.
Tissue and cornea donor families may contact the bereavement services coordinator and counselor at 216.820.4805 to receive information about the unique circumstances around correspondence and to inquire about the status of the donated tissue or corneas.
There is no time frame for corresponding, and you are welcome to initiate correspondence.
Donor families and recipients are asked to respect each other’s privacy. Please know that seeking and contacting individuals using the internet and social media may not be welcome.
Write Your Letter Online
Lifebanc now offers the opportunity to write your letter online. By filling out a form, you can include a message to your loved one’s recipients or your donor’s family.
Completed forms will be submitted directly to Bereavement Services at Lifebanc and then, if the family agrees to accept the correspondence, forwarded to them.