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Many patients and donors would like the opportunity to connect. In some cases this is possible, but in other cases confidentiality policies prevent contact between patients and donors.

According to these policies, in most cases, donors and patients may have anonymous contact during the first year after transplant. This includes sending cards, letters, and gifts without revealing your identities. Over time, donors and patients may want to make direct contact with each other. In most cases, this is possible if both the donor and patient consent to have their personal contact information shared. However, there is a required waiting period of 1 or more years and both the donor and patient must consent to being contacted.


Patient and donor safety is our top priority. It’s why we have rules and guidelines in place to protect the rights and privacy of donors and patients. In fact, by U.S. law and federal contract, we are required to have a system to keep patient and donor information confidential.

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