Support: Our Commitment to You
To serve families of donors, Gift of Life Donor Program offers assistance through our Family Support Services department. These licensed social workers specialize in leading individuals on a path to healing.
Grief can make even small tasks difficult. Finding the support you and your family need may feel like a daunting task. To serve families of donors, Gift of Life Donor Program offers assistance through our Family Support Services.
Family Support Services leads individuals on a path to healing. They understand that the manner in which a person grieves and the length of the grieving process is different for everyone.
Family Support Services offers a variety of resources, free of charge, to meet the needs of all who are touched by the sudden death of a loved one. These resources include:
- Speak to one of our Family Support Counselors over the phone (1-800-DONORS-1)
- Attend a one-on-one session with a Family Support Counselor at our Philadelphia office
- Find referrals for local support groups and counselors
Who We Are
Family Support Services at Gift of Life Donor Program is comprised of professional social workers and counselors and offers a variety of grief and bereavement programs to help those whose loved ones have died. We understand loss and grief, and recognize that it is different for everyone.
Writing to a Transplant Recipient
The time may come when you wish to communicate with the recipients of your loved one’s organs or tissue. The decision to write to recipients is a very personal one, and there is no time frame for sending a letter. Through our experience, we know that recipients welcome and appreciate letters from donor families.
Family Support Services can assist you in the writing process by providing you with ideas on what to write. We also facilitate the delivery of all letters and correspondence between donor families and transplant recipients. Additionally, if you would like to get updates on the health of the recipients of your loved one’s gifts, Family Support Services will assist you.