For Those Who Give and Grieve | Winter 2012

A Gift of Thanks

As we celebrate the holiday season, transplant recipients express their gratitude for the gift of life and the generous donors who make this extraordinary gift possible.


Top 6 Self Care Tips for the Holiday Season

The loss of a loved one is often accompanied by another profound loss–the loss of basic assumptions about how the world works. Finding answers is necessary if we are to put our lives back together—a job that is not only important personally, but also for our families, our friends, and our communities.


How Could This Happen to Us?

By Doug Harrell, donor husband, and Chuck Corr, Ph.D.

The loss of a loved one is often accompanied by another profound loss–the loss of basic assumptions about how the world works. Finding answers is necessary if we are to put our lives back together–a job that is not only important personally, but also for our families, our friends, and our communities.


Donor Family Voices

While grieving the loss of your loved one, did your faith or set of beliefs support you? Or, did you find that your beliefs could not adequately explain for you how such things are possible, leading you to explore how you understand the world? Share your thoughts, or read others' responses.


Visit Us Online

Visit the National Donor Family Council online for helpful free resources to help families cope with the loss of a loved one, to read back issues of the For Those Who Give and Grieve newsletter, to view the National Donor Family Quilt, and more!