For Families

Lifebanc honors and remembers those families, and their loved ones, who have chosen to give the Gift of Life. We offer many services to help families through their journey after their loved one is an organ, eye, or tissue donor through Lifebanc.  Search the resources below to see what is right for you or email bereavement@lifebanc.org with questions or specific requests.

Grief Support

Lifebanc also 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 counseling services offered. Lifebanc can arrange for Lyft rides for those within a 20-mile radius. Individual counseling is also offered via ZOOM.)

Online Support

Lifebanc has gathered online resources from organizations who specialize in the grief journey. We also offer a closed Facebook group for donor family members only. 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. Learn More

Support Groups

Lifebanc offers support groups that 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. Learn More

Donor Family-Recipient Communication

Lifebanc plays a critical role in providing information about the outcome of donation and facilitating anonymous communication when possible.

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Stories

The stories of our donor and recipient families are powerful, moving celebrations of life, hope, and love that get to the heart of why we do what we do, and the difference we can all make. Lifebanc believes that anyone can be a hero – and we see it every day in the generous decisions of people and families who choose and support organ and tissue donation. We’d like you to meet some of these heroes, and some of the Northeast Ohio neighbors they are helping.

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