Writing to Your Loved One's Recipients

OneLegacy facilitates donation only in the following California counties: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Kern county. Not all recipients transplanted within these counties received their organ, corneas or tissues from a OneLegacy Donor. OneLegacy can only process requests to meet or contact whole organ recipients from donor families whose loved one donated through OneLegacy.

Disclaimer: This request can only be processed if requested by the legal next of kin (LNOK) or authorizing or acknowledging party (AP) of the donor or a person designated by the LNOK/AP to do so. If a request is made by anyone else, OneLegacy will contact the LNOK or AP to verify if their permission is given to provide an update to any person who is not the LNOK/AP.

Guidelines on Writing to Transplant Recipients: Please click HERE to review the guidelines on how to write your loved one's recipients before submitting your request. Please note that at this time we are only able to forward letters to whole organ recipeints (i.e, recipients of heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, and/or small intestine). We apologize that we are unable to forward letters to or arrangement meetings with cornea or tissue recipients (bone, skin, heart valves, ligaments, cornea/eye, or veins) at this time due to privacy health laws

Benefits and Considerations before Direct Contact: If you are interested in direct contact with your whole organ recipients, please review the Benefits and Considerations of Direct Contact HERE before submitting your request below.

The following information will be for internal use only. This information will not be shared with the recipient until we review the benefits and considerations for direct contact with both parties and obtain authorization to release direct contact information.

*Required fields

Your First and Last Name*

First and Last Name of your loved one who donated*

Next-of-Kin's or Authorizing Party First and Last Name*

Email Address*

Re-type Email Address*

Street Address



Zip Code

Phone Number*

Donation Date*


OneLegacy only covers Southern California, and therefore, we only have federal authorization to forward letters for donor families whose loved one's donation occurred in the following counties: Los Angeles, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside.


If the donation occurred elsewhere, please go here to find your OPO (organ Procurement Organization) that covers your state and location, and send a note to their Family Services Aftercare Department for further help.

For which recipient(s) is your letter intended for? Check all that apply*
All Recipients 
Left Kidney  Right Kidney  Liver  Liver Segment  Heart  Face 
Left Lung  Right Lung  Pancreas  Intenstine  Arm/Hand 

If we have questions, how may we contact you?
Email  Phone  Mail 

Enter your message to the recipient(s) below. There is no word or character limit.*

Enter a message for Donor Family Aftercare staff.

If you have questions, please call a member of the Donor Family Aftercare team at 800-423-7220 or email us at familycare@onelegacy.org. Please include your loved one???s full name and your current phone number even if you think we already have it.

24-Hour Organ/Tissue Donor Referral Line - (800) 338 6112