Making an Initial Connection

Step 1: Learn how the connection process works and review guidelines about how to write your letter.
Step 2: Decide if you would like to send a handwritten letter, or send a typed letter.
Step 3: See the Sample Letters available here:



Step 4:

EMAIL: Send your typed letter to Gift of Hope via email at Please include your name, your loved one’s name, and the date of your loved one’s death

HANDWRITTEN: Send your handwritten letter to Gift of Hope, address below. Include a separate piece of paper, for Gift of Hope’s information, with your full name and the name of your loved one, including the date of his or her death.
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Attn: Donor Family Services
425 Spring Lake Dr.
Itasca, IL 60143.

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