Stories of Hope

Shared by donor families and transplant recipients

Three woman pose together while wearing donate life t-shirts outside


Organ recipient Phelicia relaxes on lawn by lake

In 2010 Phelicia was diagnosed with stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

Organ recipient Kristy holding hand of family member by lake

Kristy was born with Congenital Renal Dysplasia, her mom was the first donor

Portrait of organ donor Terrell

Terrell would be proud to know he was able to help so many

Organ recipient Maribeth talking to another woman

Maribeth’s world was completely upended by a massive heart attack

Organ recipient Julie sitting front of her house next to a Donate life Flag

It was not until November 2018 that Julie realized something was just not right

Ian working on his laptop

Ian has been on the transplant waiting list for six years

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Johnathan, abdominal wall recipient, speaks at conference

For many people, the decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor is made when they hear someone’s personal story. Knowing how a recipient’s life has been saved or how a donor family has found hope in their grief is very inspiring to those who are deciding if registering is right for them.