28. How does the donor's family know what happened to the donated organs?

Soon after the donation, the local donation organization (i.e. the organ procurement organization) sends the donor's family a letter that tells about the outcome of the donation. This letter may include information on which of the donated organs were transplanted, which of the donated tissues were recovered, and some anonymous information about each of the organ recipients. While such a letter would not identify the recipients by name, it gives the donor's family a concrete sense of the people who benefited from the donation.

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