What Can I Expect?

To let you know what to expect in the months to come.

Initial Follow Up Letter

If the donor’s next of kin has requested follow up information regarding their loved one’s donation, an initial follow up letter is sent within 15 business days from the date of the donation. This letter will give information about the outcome of the organ and tissue donation, and a brief description of the recipients who received the donated organs. We will also enclose a copy of the consent form for the family’s records, and donor family pins.

Support Group Information

If the next of kin lives within Nebraska or Iowa, a list of support group information from throughout the area, and two publications are sent after six weeks of time has passed since the date of the donation.

Donor Family Medal and Family Survey

After sixty days have passed since the donation, a Donor Family Medal in remembrance of the Donor, and a Donor Family Survey to better understand the overall feelings and needs of donor families are sent to the next of kin.

Future Assistance With Organ Recipient Updates, Questions or Concerns

Any time a donor family would like to request recipient updates, or has any questions or concerns, please contact the AfterCare Department at Nebraska Organ Recovery System at 402-733-1800, or 877-633-1800.