Family Resource Program

PNTB is dedicated to providing grief resources to donor families. The Family Resource Program provides bereavement support and follow-up for donor families through contact, letters, and supportive events to honor and remember donors. We also facilitate correspondence between donor families and transplant recipients. Donor families are invited to join The Donor Family Group (DLNW), where they can provide insight into some of the ongoing needs of donor families. Education and outreach opportunities for organ and tissue public outreach in Oregon and SW Washington can be found at Donate Life Northwest. Opportunities for Idaho outreach can be found at Yes Idaho.

Writing to Recipients

The brochure Writing to Transplant Recipients offers additional information and guidance to help in the letter writing process as well as where to send it once completed. If you would like more support or have additional questions, please feel free to call our Coordinator of Aftercare Services at (503) 494-5560.

Writing to Donor Families

The brochure Writing to Donor Families offers additional information and guidance to help in the letter writing process as well as where to send it once completed. If you would like more support or have additional questions, please feel free to call our Coordinator of Aftercare Services at (503) 494-5560.

Grief Resources

National Donor Family Councilwww.donorfamily.org

The online home of the National Kidney Foundation’s Donor Family Council. You will find support from other donor families, be able to remember a loved one, or find other resources to help you on your grief journey.

Grief Watchwww.griefwatch.com

Resources for bereaved families and professional caregivers. This site will provide you with resources, memorial products and links that can support you through your loss.

The Dougy Centerwww.dougy.org

The National Center for Grieving Children and their families. Offers online resources as well as support groups.

Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org

A web-based support center for families dealing with the loss of a child of any age. Information, resources and local chapter support groups are available.

What's Your Grief: www.whatsyourgrief.com

Grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways amongst a supportive community.