Upcoming Interpreters Workshop 

 Date - August 11, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Legacy of Life Hawai'i Family Services Department invites all interested interpreters to come and learn how Legacy of Life Hawai'i serves Hawai'i in saving and restoring lives as an organ, cornea and tissue donation organization. 

The program will include:

  • Personal experience from a transplant recipient about a lifesaving transplant 
  • Testimony from a donor family regarding their loved one's donation and what it has meant to them
  • Testimony from a fellow interpreter about working with Legacy of Life Hawai'i Family Services
  • Questions and answers about organ/tissue donation 

Come and learn from our Family Services Coordinators about how they interact with the families of potential donors in a hospital setting.

Each interpreter will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a list of vocabulary words to keep for future use. These are words interpreters will want to be well versed and comfortable with before they receive the opportunity to interpret for a Family Services Coordinator and the family of a person who has the rare opportunity to give the gift of life through organ donation.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to:

Carol Anne Gordon via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone at 808 599 7630

Legacy of Life Hawai'i is located at 405 N. Kuakini , (between Nu’uanu and Liliha Streets), on the Ewa side of Kuakini Hospital, in Suite 810

Parking in the Kuakini Physician’s Tower will be validated. 



Donor Remembrance Ceremony

Each year friends and families gather to remember Hawai'i's organ, tissue and eye donors at the annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony hosted by Legacy of Life Hawai'i. One of the highlights of the Donor Recognition Ceremony is the Monarch Butterfly Release, which allows each family to release a butterfly in remembrance of their loved one. Butterflies are released, symbolizing the release of the spirit and the transforming gift of donation.





Hope for the Holidays

Every year in November, Legacy of Life Hawai'i hosts a grief workshop for donor families called Hope for the Holidays. We gather to remember the love and compassion of Hawaii's organ and tissue donors, as well as honor the gift of life they gave through donation. Hope for the Holidays is an afternoon of healing grief activities. It is a time to share with one another, exchange stories, laugh and sometimes, cry.

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