Guidelines for Letter Writing

Many recipients struggle with the decision to write to their donor family. They just don't know how to say "thank you" for such a precious gift.

Donor families do appreciate and often find comfort in knowing the transplant was successful.

The San Antonio Eye Bank encourages and facilitates all correspondence between donor families and cornea recipients. We protect the anonymity of both the donor families and the recipients. If you would like to write a letter to the recipient of your loved ones corneas, please use the letter writing guidelines below.

The decision to write to your donor’s family is a very personal one. If you decide to write or send a card, here are some suggestions:

After you have completed your letter or card, place it in an unsealed envelope. All letters are reviewed to ensure confidentiality before the letter is forwarded to the donor family.  Some donor families may send a letter or card in response to your letter.  Others may choose not to write to you at this time — this is their personal decision. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact the San Antonio Eye Bank.