Intermountain Donor Services supports written correspondence between recipients and donor families. If you are a transplant recipient interested in writing to your donor family, following are some guidelines. If you need more detailed instructions on writing or have any questions, feel free to contact Karen Hannahs at Intermountain Donor Services at 801-478-7333 or email

The decision to write to your donor family is a very individual and personal one. What may be right for one person may not be right for someone else. If you choose to write, try not to be influenced by arbitrary time frames. Some people are ready to write shortly after their transplant, while other people may not be ready for months or even years. Do whatever feels right for you. All correspondence is completely anonymous and identities are kept confidential.