Aftercare Services and Events

Donor Remembrance Ceremony

Each year CDT invites families of organ, tissue, and eye donors to their Donor Remembrance Ceremony.  The ceremony offers both donor families and CDT staff members a time to remember loved ones and honor their heroic acts of giving the gift of life to others.

The ceremony consists of several parts.  It opens with a brief welcome from CDT and a brunch, following with several speakers that have historically consisted of recipients, donor families, and hospital leaders that serve as advocates for organ, tissue, and eye donation. A photo tribute is displayed on a large screen of loved ones for those families who wish to share photos at the ceremony.

The event comes at no cost to families, but does require an RSVP.  The invitations that are mailed to families include instructions on how to submit a photo for the photo tribute along with instructions on how to make a quilt square.

If you have any questions about the Donor Remembrance Ceremony please contact: Family Services at familyservices@cdtny.org.

For more information on CDT’s Aftercare Program, please take a look at our Family Support Services Booklet.

For the latest information on this year’s Donor Family events, email familyservices@cdtny.org