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How can I thank the family of my liver donor?

Transplant recipients often want to thank the donor's family for the liver they received. This can only be done anonymously through the organ procurement agency. To communicate with the donor's family, write a letter without signing it and give it to the team's social worker at the transplant center. They send it to the organ procurement agency who in turn forwards it to the donor's family. Often the donor's family will respond via another anonymous letter. However, not everyone receives a response, but this does not mean your gratitude wasn't appreciated by the donor's family.

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