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Giving the Gift: Story 5

Finding the Healing Power of Donation

Story by Joel Swerdlow, Photos by Russell Sparkman

A growing body of literature – letters between transplant recipients and donor families – captures emotions found nowhere else, and documents how organ and tissue donation can help to heal both the giver and the recipient. Right now, in every community in America, life and hope arecoming from death and sorrow, all part of a story that has no ending.

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