I am sending this on behalf of your kidney organ recipient, and family.
She was in need of both a kidney and liver transplant.
Her children began testing to see if they could be a match. Only two of were available to donate a kidney, but neither were a match. The youngest daughter matched for her liver, but a kidney match was still needed to move forward.
At that point, our family made the decision to join the pair exchanged program. Her daughter decided to offer herself as the kidney donor. We feel comforted by the fact that our loved one was able to help someone that is also in great need, and that our family’s long struggle could also result in a miracle for another family. We are so humbled by for your incredible choice to donate, as well. … Read more »
Dear Donor Family,
I’m writing this letter to express my sincerest gratitude for the gift of life that your loved one granted me. I am truly sorry for your family in this time of loss. Please know that the donation has provided my family a renewed faith in human compassion.
The gift of life given me has allowed me and my family to continue in pursuit of my chosen life-path. I am an honorably discharged U.S. Marine veteran, Viet Nam era. I have since that time worked in a factory, retiring after 23 years and then returning to school to become a registered alcohol and drug abuse counselor. I work with PTSD combat vets primarily and specialize in working with those who have anger management issues. I am also the father of 4 adult children and grandfather to 9 (at last count) healthy, happy grandkids. … Read more »
Dear Donor Family,
I am writing because my family and I are so grateful for the donation of a liver from your loved one. I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know that, even though it took me a while to write, I have been thinking of you and your loved one every day. I had some major complications from the transplant surgery, but the liver has been working great all along. Little by little, I am getting stronger and that is thanks to your loved one.
I needed a transplant because I had liver cancer. After the transplant, I was in the hospital for a long time. Now I am home and starting to do normal things again. Two days ago, I went to my first movie since the transplant. Before the transplant, I was wondering if I would … Read more »
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 I was dying of liver cancer.
Since the transplant, I now have a new lease on life with my wife at our home. You and your loved one made it possible for me to experience going back to my church and sharing my story as well as being able to thank them for all their love, prayers and support. Through out this whole process they not only prayed for my wife and I but they also lifted up you and your loved one.
For this, I am very grateful to you and your loved one. … Read more »
Dear Donor Family, I am writing to express my thank you for my organ donation from your loved one. It has been very hard to get this letter to you, as my mother, sister, and myself now, have all had kidney transplants.
I am a very fortunate person, as all is going extremely well. We were a perfect match. My two grandchildren 6 and 3 say, “Hey Noni, hows that perfect kidney?” I cry every time. Thank you for your loved one, to be so considerate, to think of others.
With love, Your recipient
Dear Donor Family, On behalf of myself and my entire family, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks to you, but most importantly to your loved one who donated the liver. This is something I will cherish forever, because your loved one is the reason why I am able to live a healthier life.
I was diagnosed with liver cancer 2 years ago. Ever since the transplant, I have been feeling like a new and stronger person again. This is the best gift that was ever given to me. I am grateful for each and every one of you, and this new piece of me is something I will care for, for the rest of my life.
Thank you, A.
To whom it may concern
Hi my name is B. I am writing this letter to thank you for the Kidney donation that I received from your loved one. First of all, I’m sorry for your loss. I would like to send my condolences out to you and your family and I want you to know that your gift has given me a chance to live a normal productive life.
Since the transplant, I feel much better. Before my transplant, I felt weak, tired, and couldn’t walk far or even climb the stairs. I would be out of breath. I had a Kidney transplant back in 2015 but it didn’t last long so I had to go back on dialysis. It was hard for me to start dialysis again but I needed it so I may be with my family and to see my … Read more »
Dear Donor Family,
I’m writing to you to both give you my condolences for your loss, and to express my sincere appreciation for the liver I received. This liver has given me a chance to live a normal life again.
I had been on the transplant list for 3 years with end stage liver disease. I was told my liver was shot at 35 and my doctors and I had no idea what caused it. Having been given a possible death sentence was difficult.
As of this writing, I am still in the hospital a week after the transplant and they say I’m doing good.
I cannot thank you and your lost loved one enough for this donation and neither can my family. Your loved one’s donation is the best thing I’ve ever received, and I will cherish it for the rest of my life.
My dear Donor Family,
I am so sorry for your recent bereavement. The loss of a son, father, brother, husband, and grandfather in the prime of life is so very hard to bear. I empathize with you in your pain and sorrow. But what a truly wonderful gift he left as his living legacy towards us organ transplant recipients. I will never forget the date of my transplant as my re-birthday. I was sitting at lunch with my caregiver, who just flown in the night before, when I got a call from one of the UCSF transplant coordinators, asking if I could be a back-up recipient, I immediately said “yes,” since I felt a special tingle at mass that morning, hinting that something special would happen that day. The transplant coordinator called back two hours later and approved my admission to the hospital! I was … Read more »