Transplant recipients and their families can receive support from many different sources, including group gatherings, educational programs, one-on-one consultation, social activities, newsletters, websites, and phone and email communication. Indiana Donor Network offers opportunities and resources for recipients and families to celebrate the new life received through organ transplantation.
Communicating with your donor family
Your decision to write to your donor family is a very personal choice. Some recipients choose to write to their donor’s family, and others do not. Indiana Donor Network is bound by medical ethics and privacy regulations, and we take recipient and donor privacy very seriously. Indiana Donor Network may be able to facilitate communication between donor families and recipients, but only if both parties are open to it.
Items of interest
Transplant Living – No matter where you are in the transplant experience, Transplant Living can help prepare you. You can now choose to personalize the website to better manage your health information needs.
organdonor.gov – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website – This resource includes current national statistics, information about becoming an organ and tissue donor, donation basics, transplantation basics, research and a “get involved” section.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients – This is a national database of statistics related to solid organ transplants – kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, heart and lung. The registry covers the full range of transplant activity from organ donation and waiting list candidates to transplant recipients and survival statistics.