Donor Family Support
LifeCenter Northwest’s Family Services staff helps guide families through the sudden and traumatic loss of a loved one. We offer customized resources and referrals, and are always available by phone if you just need to talk. We follow up with families for at least a year and a half, with letters and phone calls, and we provide other support depending on the specific needs of donor families.
What to expect after donation.
Healing takes time.
We understand that bereavement is a personal experience. Because everybody grieves differently, our aftercare program provides continued support for a minimum of 18-months to help you move toward a place of comfort at your own pace and with assurance that we are here to help every step of the way.
The weeks and months following the loss of a loved one are often filled with a variety of emotions. You may experience extreme emotional shifts or even notice physical symptoms, such as fatigue. We are here to help you understand these feelings and discover the best ways to cope with your grief.
During this emotional time we will serve a source of support for you. We touch base with a personal phone call and provide you with resources specific to your grieving needs. You will also receive a donation outcome letter telling you a little bit about how your loved one’s gifts may help others.
In the following months, we offer opportunities for you to honor your loved one and their gift of life, including a Gift of Life Donor Medal, the creation of a quilt square for a Donor Memorial Quilt, and invitations to our annual Donation Celebrations. These are great ways to keep the memory of your loved one present, and share the impact of their life-saving gift.
Your health and happiness is important to us, and we want to make sure we provide you with the care you need. Please feel free to contact us at any time; our door is always open to you.
2017 Washington Governor’s Gift of Life Award
Wednesday, April 5
Washington State Capitol Building
2017 Montana Governor’s Gift of Life Award
Saturday, April 15
Montana State Capitol Building
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