Sometimes donor families and recipients choose to write to one another. The decision to write about your experience is a very personal choice. For donor families, this sharing may help in the grieving process. For recipients, it can provide the opportunity to thank the donor family for their loved one’s gift of life, hope, and health. Many donor families and recipients find comfort in correspondence. All correspondence is initially facilitated through LifeCenter Northwest and transplant center social workers. It is primarily anonymous for the first round of letters. Once both sides have written to one another and give their consent to having more direct contact with one another, we can work to put you in touch with one another directly.
Click on the links below for writing instructions:
Please mail or email your letter to LifeCenter Northwest following the instructions below and we will help distribute.
Place your letter in an unsealed envelope and mail with identifying information to:
Attention: Donor Family Aftercare
3650 131st Ave. SE, Ste 200
Bellevue, WA 98006
Or email your letter to FamilyAftercare@lcnw.org
If you have questions about connecting with tissue recipients, please reach out to us directly to discuss the process.
Donor Family Aftercare Contact Information
Direct Phone: (425) 201-6600
Toll-Free: 1 (877) 275-5269
A private group for donor families and transplant recipients served by LifeCenter Northwest. Connect, share, remember, heal.
Our 2021 Montana and Washington Donation Celebrations will be held virtually this year. Click here to learn more and register for these virtual events.
Share your story
We are always eager to share more stories of lives touched by donation. Please click on a link below to submit your story to LifeCenter Northwest.
We use these stories to help promote organ and tissue donation for educational purposes. We will always be respectful of you and your family and will only share what you are comfortable with. Thank you for helping us spread the life-saving message of donation.