Sample Letter

Below is a template you may use to help you write your letter to your donor family. Simply follow and replace the instructions in parentheses to craft your own meaningful letter.

Dear Donor Family,

I am writing to thank you for the organ donation from your loved one. I am very sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that your gift has given me a chance to live a normal, productive life.

I needed a transplant because (add your reason here).

Since the transplant, I have been able to (add your personal experiences here). You and your loved one made it possible for me to experience (add your significant life event(s) here).

For this, I am very grateful to you and your loved one. My family and I will always remember your act of kindness and generosity. I will cherish my gift for the rest of my life.

Thank you,
(Write your first name OR “A Recipient”)