Each year, the lives of thousands of men, women and children are saved or improved through the generous gifts of organ and tissue donors. The miracle of transplantation would not be possible without the generosity of donors and their families. Legacy of Life Hawai'i offers support to donor families in the hospital and ongoing support through our aftercare program. This section explains how our Family Services Program offers ongoing support to donor families. Gather ideas about how to honor and commemorate a loved one by making a quilt square for Hawaii's Donor Quilt, find information about how to write to transplant recipients, learn about annual events like the Donor Recognition Ceremony and Hope for the Holidays Grief Workshop, and browse additional resources available to donor families. Don't forget to view our "Stories" page to read moving stories of organ and tissue donors who leave a legacy of life for others, as well as moving stories from recipients.
The miracle of transplantation would not be possible without the generosity of donors and their families."
United with Hope
Building a strong bridge between organ donor families and recipients is the aim of Legacy of Life Hawai'i’s program United with Hope. While uniting donor families with transplant recipients is rare, oftentimes both parties express a mutual interest in meeting. United with Hope was established to help manage the needs, expectations and well being of both parties and help facilitate their first meeting. United With Hope provides counseling services to prepare families and recipients as they consider meeting for the first time. Follow-up care is also provided for both parties after the meeting.
Please use the resources below to help you write a note of thanks to the family of your donor or to extend your well-wishes to the person who received your loved one’s Gift of Life, or to make contact with your donor family.
Download "Writing to Donor Families"
Download "Writing to Transplant Recipients"