Providing support to organ and tissue donor families following donation is a top priority for LifeCenter Northwest. Below are some of the resources that we offer as well as some online resources that many of our families have found helpful. In addition, please know that we are always available by phone if you have any questions, need additional resources, or just need someone to talk with. You can reach us at (425) 201-6600.

Private Facebook Group

The Donor Family Aftercare team hosts a private Facebook group for our community of donor families and recipients living in the Pacific Northwest and served by LifeCenter Northwest. Transplant recipients are included as part of this group as we value their unique perspective. This group is a safe and supportive place to ask questions, connect with donor families and recipients, and stay connected with LifeCenter events and offerings. If you would like to join, please click here, or reach out to our Aftercare team to learn more.

Virtual Donor Family Connections

The Aftercare team facilitates a monthly virtual support group for donor families supported by LifeCenter Northwest. These groups are typically held on the third Thursday of the month and begin at 5:00 pm (PST). What to expect? The first few minutes of the group are spent on introductions with the majority of our time together checking-in, asking questions, and sharing stories about loved ones. Group conversations have included, experiences of connecting with recipients, ways to honor and acknowledge anniversaries, donation advocacy, ways of coping during the holiday season, etc. Those who have attended share that despite the group being held virtually, the common bond that is shared amongst those attending is comforting and reassuring. For more information, and to join an upcoming group, please contact us at

Aftercare Webinars

We’re excited to launch a webinar learning series! Topics to include donation advocacy, children and teens and grief, coping with the holidays and more. For registration information, please email us at

Additional grief resources

Children and Teens

Camp Erin 
A free, weekend long, bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Click here for information on upcoming camps in the Pacific Northwest.

Children’s Grief Connection
A nonprofit organization providing grief programs for children and teens in partnership with the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.

The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Art with Heart
Art with Heart is dedicated to supporting the emotional well-being of children adversely affected by hardship and grief, through creative expression.

Safe Crossings Foundation
Helping children cope with grief.

The Journey Program is for any family who has experienced the death of a child. Journey provides support to help families cope with death, loss and the grieving process.

Support for families grieving an illness or death.


Ink About It – Journal for Adolescents (Ages 11-13) 

Draw It Out – Journal for (Ages 9-11) 

Chill and Spill (Ages 13-17) 

Badger’s Parting Gifts (Ages 4- 8)

When Dinosaurs Die (Ages 4-8) 

A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma (Ages 4-8) 

I Miss You (Ages 4-8) 

The Invisible String (Ages 4-8) 

How I Feel – Journal for kids (Ages 4 and under) 

Loss of a Child

Bereaved Parent Support
A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families as they struggle with grief caused by the death of a child.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby, with a free gift of professional portraiture.

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child.

The MISS Foundation
Grief support after the death of a child.

The Tears Foundation
The TEARS Foundation offers free support groups for bereaved families who have experienced the death of their baby.


Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart

Parenting While Grieving

Loss of a Parent


Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart 

Loss of a Spouse


Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart

Loss of a Sibling


Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart

Death by Suicide

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
A leading non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide.

Friends for Survival
A national nonprofit outreach organization for those who have been touched by a suicide tragedy.

Resources for survivors of suicide loss.

Survivors of Suicide
A place where survivors can share their struggle and pain to comfort and support one another.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults in Seattle-King County, WA.

Death by Homicide

Victim Support Services
Providing grief support and assistance to families and friends of victims of crime.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
A national organization for the families and friends of those who have died by violence.

A nonprofit, grassroots organization working to stop drunk driving, support the victims of drunk driving, and prevent underage drinking.


Surviving the Grief of a Traumatic Loss

Death by Overdose

Center for Lose and Life Transition

The Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn significant transitions and losses that transform their lives

What’s Your Grief

Baltimore based mental health professionals promoting grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We aim to provide the public with


Surviving the Grief of an Overdoes Death

General Grief Topics

Crisis Clinic
Crisis Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults in Seattle-King County, WA.

What’s Your Grief
A website that includes Podcasts, Blogs, and articles related to coping with various types of grief and loss.

The Healing Center
The Healing Center offers support and guidance on the grieving and healing process. Serving adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner, parent, or sibling.

A network of grief support groups and other resources.

National Donor Family Council
The National Kidney Foundation founded the National Donor Family Council, which supports the needs and expectations of donor families. It is the largest organized group of donor families in the world.

AARP Article
Steps for dealing with loss.


How Can I Help/What Will Help Me?

When a Man Face Grief/A Man You Know is Grieving

Healing Your Grieving Heart


A Practical Guide to Grieving During the Holidays 

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.

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Donation Celebrations

Our 2021 Montana and Washington Donation Celebrations will be held virtually this year. Click here to learn more and register for these virtual events.

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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.

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