WRTC is dedicated to providing care for donors and their families. The donor family advocacy program offers:
- Remembered for Life memorial with a certificate of appreciation, remembrance pins, green donation bracelets and other requested information
- Personal contact for up to two years through letters, email and telephone calls
- Quarterly bereavement seminars, each covering a different aspect of grief and facilitated by trained professionals
- Annual Donor Family Gathering, a service dedicated to the memory of those who have died and given the gift of life in the Washington, DC area
- Mid-Life Widowhood Support Group which meets twice a month to help those who have lost a spouse or significant other (for those 60 and under whose loss has occurred within the last two years)
- WRTC's Donor Family Council established to provide WRTC guidance and advice on various issues affecting donor families, the advocacy program and the donation process
- Tree of Life holiday remembrance event
- WRTC's Donor Remembrance Quilt providing an opportunity for families to honor and remember their loved one with a quilt square and narrative about it
- Confidential communication services for donor families or living donors who want to write and/or meet their recipients
- Bi-yearly LifeLines Newsletter sent to all families at least nine months post donation, with information on WRTC programs, upcoming events and opportunities to volunteer.
Former Surgeon General, Admiral Ken Moritsugu, (Ret.) donor husband
and father at the WRTC Donor
Honoring and remembering
those who gave the gift of life.