Writing to Recipients

Nevada Donor Network’s Aftercare Program facilitates correspondence between courageous donor families and grateful recipients. These letters remain confidential and anonymous until both parties agree to exchange identifying information.

When writing to the recipients of your loved one’s gifts, you may consider sharing some of the following information:

  • Your loved one's first name
  • What your loved one did for work/their occupation
  • What brought your loved one joy in life (hobbies, loved ones, etc.)
  • Where your loved one grew up or lived (please include the state only, not the city)

Please avoid sharing identifying information, including:

  • Avoid sharing your full name or your loved one’s full name (please include first name only)
  • Avoid sharing your address, city, email or phone number
  • Avoid sharing the hospital or physician’s name/location

In addition to your letter, please include a separate piece of paper with your full name, your loved one's full name, and the date of donation. This information is for our team only and will not be shared with the recipient. Mail this along with your letter to:

Nevada Donor Network
Attn: Aftercare
2055 E. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Once we receive your letter, we will review and forward it on to organ recipients via their transplant coordinator. If your letter is returned to us for any reason, we will notify you. Please note that the process for sending letters to tissue recipients requires the tissue recipient to write first. Rest assured we will hold onto your letter and forward it on to tissue recipients once they send a letter.

Your loved one has given the most precious gift of life and health, so please be patient if it takes time for recipients to put their gratitude into words. For questions or if we can be of additional assistance in writing to recipients, please contact us at aftercare@nvdonor.org or 855-NVDONOR (855-683-6667).