Our History

LifeNet Health established a Donor Family Services program in 1990 as a critical part of its mission. Our goal is to provide support services to grieving donor families to help them on their journey to healing.

LifeNet Health is in a privileged position to help grieving families. Families often find meaning in the midst of tragedy when a loved one’s organs and tissues are used to save or enhance the lives of others. In addition, LifeNet Health serves a unique role in honoring the lives of loved ones long after friends, and even family, have forgotten.

In 1998, LifeNet Health hired permanent staff to work exclusively with donor family support. This website and the downloadable brochure describes some of the activities designed to help donor families in their journey from intense grief to healing and, finally, peace in their lives.