Dear Donor Family,
My name is S., I am writing to thank you for the organ donation from your loved one. My father received a new liver and new chance at life because your loved one was selfless and kind. I am very sorry for your loss; I cannot imagine your pain, but I want you to know that this gift has given my dad a new chance to live a long and normal life.
My father needed a transplant because his liver was no longer functioning. For many years, my family has endured great sacrifices in trying to keep my dad healthy. Last year, during the holidays, my father was confused, completely bedridden and unable to walk due to Hepatic Encephalopathy. He was in a nursing home for a month, and we spent Christmas together in the ICU at UCSF. Seeing him so helpless … Read more »