About Us:

Lifesharing is one of 58 regional non-profits dedicated to the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and tissue donation. Lifesharing provides organ recovery, donor family support, and educational services for the diverse population of approximately 3 million people in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Organ and tissue procurement services supply 28 donor hospitals and four local transplant centers with transplantable organs for the ever-growing waiting list of nearly 2,200 San Diego patients and more than 123,000 patients nationwide.

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Grief and Bereavement

Checklist of Things to be Done

Many people have suggested that it would be useful to have a checklist to help them determine what they might be faced with during the first several weeks following the death of a loved one. We hope these suggestions will be helpful to you.

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Effective Communication With a Child or Teenager

Feelings You May Be Having

During this difficult and trying time, it is normal to experience a range of emotional and physical problems.

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Understanding Organ Donation

No one can really understand the pain and sense of loss you are suffering right now. Although all the people around you wish they could help, there is nothing any of them can do to make your pain go away. It is very important for you to know that you have the power to help yourself. And, in doing so, you can help your loved one leave a legacy of life. Donation is truly an act of selfless giving. Your choice to donate has given hope and help to others in need.

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Phone and Web Resources:

For All Donor Families:

For Bereaved Spouses:

For Bereaved Parents:

Loss of an Infant, Stillbirth or Miscarriage:

M.I.S.S. Foundation
1-888-455-6477

For Grieving Children:

The Dougy Center
1-866-775-5683

Friends Way
1-401-921-0980

The Cove Center
1-800-750-2683

Comfort Zone Camp
1-866-488-5679

The Children’s Room
1-781-641-4741

For Bereaved Siblings:

For Bereaved Grandparents:

For Those Affected by Violent Death or Suicide:

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