Wednesday, August 31, 2005
The family of an organ donor may sometimes visit with the donees who received the donor's organs. In the words of the LifeGift Organ Donation Center:
LifeGift supports and coordinates communication between donor families and recipients. While some donor families never feel comfortable writing to or meeting their recipients, many others find this interaction extremely rewarding. Recipients also appreciate the opportunity to express their gratitude to their donor families and to learn about their donors.
A recent article relates one of these reunions and impact on the lives of the donor's family members and the donees. See John Davis, Reunion for Organ Recipients Stirs Emotions for Couple Who Lost Son, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Aug. 20, 2005, at A10.