Write your Donor’s Family

Choosing to write a donor’s family is a personal decision. For some donor families, this communication can be a helpful part of the grieving process. Transplant recipients are grateful for the gift of sight and some want to communicate their appreciation. Lone Star Lions Eye Bank will facilitate any communication recipient patient wishes to have, as long as the guidelines below are respected. Any communication mailed to the Eye Bank will remain confidential. Our policy is to forward letters for donor families to the family directly.

Suggestions for what to include in your letter:

  • Your first name only
  • Your job or occupation
  • Your hobbies or interests
  • Your family situation, such as spouse, children, or grandchildren
  • Before making religious comments, please consider that their beliefs are unknown to you
  • You may want to include information about your transplant experience, including information about the reason for the transplant and how the gift of sight has changed your life

Please keep identities anonymous and confidential. Avoid using last names, street addresses, city names, phone numbers, or names of hospitals and physicians.

Please place your letter or card in an unsealed envelope. Include a separate piece of paper with your full name, the date of your transplant and the name of your surgeon. Mail both your card or letter and the separate note to:

Lone Star Lions Eye Bank
P.O. Box 347
Manor, Texas 78653

All letters are reviewed for confidentiality before being forwarded to the surgeon or donor family. Please understand that a response to your letter is a personal decision by the donor family and therefore we cannot guarantee a response.