remembering our

donor heroes

Jacob Alpers

Organ Donor


December 10, 2022

Jacob passed away suddenly on December 8th surrounded by his family at 22 years young. Jacob was adventurous and loved learning and experiencing new things. He was goofy and loved to laugh – he had the best laugh. He was the 2nd youngest of 5 boys and loved being a big brother, he was not so fond of being a little brother. He was an uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, friend but most of all he was my baby boy. I know that a part of him lives on in his donations of heart, kidneys, pancreas and liver and that he would think it is so cool that he helped 4 people.

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Saying thank you

Many donor families find that corresponding with the transplant recipient or recipients can be a powerful experience. Donor families can take comfort in sharing stories and sending well wishes to those who live on because of their loved one.

Should you choose to connect, we're here to help. Letters and cards can be a tremendous gift to both the donor families and recipients. To protect everyone, we provide guidelines for communication. Names remain confidential unless both parties agree to share those with one another, and we provide a correspondence address. We are happy to share sample letters to help you get started.

For more information about corresponding with recipients, please click here.

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When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

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