As a donor family member, you may wish to communicate with the recipient(s) who benefited from your loved one's donation. Writing to the recipients and sharing bits of information about your loved one can sometimes be a comfort and is also highly meaningful to recipients.
Lions VisionGift encourages and facilitates all correspondence between donor families and cornea recipients. We protect the identity of both donor families and recipients. If you would like to write a letter to the recipient of your loved one's donation, please use the following guidelines as recommended by the National Donor Family Council.
Please understand that you may or may not hear from the recipient. Keep in mind that all recipients have experienced a debilitating illness. While some recipients may respond immediately, others may find it difficult initially.
Thank you for taking the time to write. We understand how challenging it can be to write this kind of letter. But we also know that recipients appreciate hearing from the families of their donors and that this type of communication is quite important to them as well.