Donor Stories

Donor Stories

The gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation has a lasting impact on donor families, recipients, recipient families and living donors. Read inspirational stories from families whose loved ones impacted the lives of transplant recipients through the generous gift of donation.

Carla Poke

Carla was known for her dedication, hard work, and willingness to help anyone she could.

When Carla passed away, her mom knew Carla would want to give what she could to others through donation.

Cecilia Niemann

Smart and adventurous with a beautiful soul, Cecilia was a force to be reckoned with. She also wanted to profoundly impact other people.

Before she passed away, her parents knew donation was the right decision and agreed to donate her organs and tissues.

Eric Miller

Eric Miller was many things, but above all, he was a proud father to his four children.

When Eric’s life ended prematurely due to COVID-19, he was able to healing others through donation. He became the first coronavirus-positive heart donor in the United States.

Read about recipients and the impact their donors made, or tell us about your own personal experience with organ donation.