Place these items inside another envelope and give to your transplant coordinator or mail to:
Midwest Transplant Network, Inc.
Donor Family Services
1900 W. 47th Place, Suite 400
Westwood, KS 66205
Please allow a few weeks for your letter to reach the donor family. Our Donor Family Services Coordinator will review your card or letter to ensure confidentiality, and then will forward it to your donor’s family to maintain donor/recipient anonymity. Please contact your transplant coordinator for more details on how your transplant center facilitates such requests.
Will I hear from my donor family?
You may or may not receive a response from your donor family. While most find it healing to hear a recipient’s story, some families prefer privacy and choose not to communicate with the recipient of their loved one’s donation. Others just need time until they decide to respond.
Will I be able to communicate directly with my donor family?
If you wish to communicate directly with your donor family, Midwest Transplant Network can help facilitate your request if the following conditions have been met:
- Each party has written to the other at least one time anonymously.
- Both parties have expressed a desire to have non-anonymous communication.
- Both parties have signed and notarized the designated release form and returned it to Midwest Transplant Network.
For more information about communication with family members of organ and tissue donors or to request a release form, please contact us.