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Donor Families

Our staff understands the special needs of donor family members, and we are here to help make an informed decision about eye, organ and tissue donation.
The decision to give consent for a loved one’s eye donation can be difficult. Donor family members are experiencing a tragic loss, often one of the most painful experiences in their lives. We offer our donor families hope by offering the option of eye donation. Knowing that a loved one’s eye donation can truly make a difference – that their loved one can live on in the eyes of others – brings them comfort when little else can.

  If you would like to contact the recipient family, please call Nora Rodriguez @1-800-423-7811 or
email: nrodriguez@alabamaeyebank.org for more information.

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We consider eye donation to be a special gift from the donor and his or her family. Regardless of whether a person chooses to donate, or whether an eye donation results in a transplant, we respect the wishes of the donor and the family and honor the irreplaceable gifts they give.
Our staff understands the special needs of donor family members, and we are here to help make an informed decision about eye, organ and tissue donation. As part of our commitment to donor families, we can assist in finding grief recovery resources.
Randall & Patricia Lynn
We were married 36 years, 11 months and 4 days. He was strong, faithful, devoted, kind, loving and caring. He was my best friend in the whole wide world.  After 9 years of marriage, we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl and then 25 months later we had our son. Both graduated as honor students and married to bless us with 3 beautiful, smart and talented grandchildren.
On our anniversary, he would get me one long-stemmed red rose for…
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Norman David Flack
Dear Recipient, I’d like to start off with saying the last time David renewed his license, his wife had asked him why he wasn’t an organ donor, and he stated, “Why? They won’t be able to use anything of mine anyways” and as you know he was wrong. If he knew that he was able to shine light into someone else’s life over the loss of his, well he would be amazed. David was 48 years old when he died. He had a wife whom he was married to for 27 years.
My mother and he both truly believed they were soul-mates. One of his most absolute favorite things in the world was…
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A child’s heart & a daddy’s love
Hello, my name is Steven from Mobile, AL. On March 29th, 2011 my kids were in an accident coming home from school. My son was the driver and my 12 yr old daughter lost her life. It was 3pm. She was my very smart, beautiful, sweet and loving angel that loved to read.
That afternoon I had to make a decision to donate her organs or not. So I reached down deep inside myself…
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Ronald & Cindy Chitwood
Hello, my name is Cindy. I am Ronald’s widow. We were married for 30 years. Ronald was age 56. He loved being outdoors. In his “free time” he was usually either hunting or fishing. On his last morning, he and his “best fishing buddy” were finishing their last minute preparations to participate in a
weekend fishing tournament.
On that May 2006 morning, I had walked out to the hospital’s parking lot to start telephoning his children to break the news that their Dad…
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Navy man James & his wife Alanna
Hello, my name is Alanna, and my husband’s name was James, but everyone he knew called him Jimmy. He was a Seabee in the United States Navy, a construction man. He loved to ride his motorcycle, run for miles at a time without being winded, create, build and refurbish pieces of furniture, and make everyone he knew laugh.
Jimmy grew up in a small town in New York. I lived in one town over. We went to High School together but never officially met until…
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