Before the family leaves the hospital, a Gift of Hope representative provides information to review at home and a telephone number in case questions arise. If the family requests, we call to confirm the completion of the recovery surgery. Many families also request information about donation to share at their loved one’s funeral services.
Within a few weeks, our Donor Family Services staff sends a letter to the donor’s family confirming the organs and tissues that were donated along with general information about the organ transplant recipients (excluding names). Our staff continues to offer information, programs and services to the family for as long as they wish as part of our aftercare services for donor family members. This includes grief management resources, counseling referrals and opportunities for communicating with other donor families and transplant recipients..