Creating a legacy for an infant whose life will be brief is important to many families.One way to create a lasting legacy is through the purposeful gift of organ and tissue donation. Organ and tissue donation can allow your child to impact the lives of others directly through transplant or indirectly through lifesaving research and medical advances after they have passed away.
Purposeful Gift highlights information about organ and tissue donation for transplant, organ and tissue donation for research, and whole body donation for research. We also answer frequently asked questions, walk with you through the donation process, provide accurate information about multiple types of donation, share donation success stories, and provide helpful resources to guide you through your pregnancy and potential donation journey.
Having lost our firstborn son to anencephaly, our hearts know the pain of loss, as well as the joy of donation. If your baby recently received a life-limiting (terminal) diagnosis in utero, our hearts hurt with you. We hope to support you as you walk the journey of grief and celebrate the life of your little one. Feel free to contact us directly or spend time looking around this website and learning about the amazing opportunity of neonatal donation.
If you are an OPO, researcher, or a member of the medical community, we encourage you to spend some time learning about neonatal donation options so you can support families and help them create a lasting legacy for their child through the purposeful gift of donation.