Honoring Your Loved One

The memory of your loved one lives on each day in the recipients whose lives were forever changed by your loved one's gift of life. Nebraska Organ Recovery has several opportunities for you to pay tribute to their selfless act and honor their legacy of love and generosity.


Visit the Tree of Life

In 2016, a Northern Catalpa tree was planted in honor of organ, tissue and eye donors at Mahoney State Park in Ashland, NE. Its heart-shaped leaves and vibrant spring blooms serve as reminder of the love and geneoristy demonstrated by donors and their families. We encourage you to visit the tree located near the James Family Conservatory.

Create a Donor Tribute Page

Our donor tribute pages are a blank canvas to tell the story of your donor’s life, recount cherished memories and leave a lasting message of love. Each page includes a written tribute about the donor, a photo gallery and an optional video. To create a tribute page contact our Public Outreach team at tributes@NeDonation.org or 402-733-1800.


Attend an Event Honoring Donors

Nebraska Organ Recovery hosts two annual events honoring donors. The Celebration of Heroes is an invitation-only event for families of donors from the past five years. This casual event is typically held in June near Omaha and includes lunch, family-friendly activities and donor tributes. Our holiday tree decorating events are held at hospitals throughout the state in December. Donor families, recipients and caregivers are invited to place an ornament on our remembrance tree in honor of the gift of life.

Share Your Story

Let your donation journey serve as inspiration for others to become a registered donor. You'll work with our public outreach team to create a written or video testimonial that honors your loved one's legacy and provides insight into the experience and rewards of being part of a donor family.


Make a Financial Contribution

Some families choose to honor their loved one by giving a monetary gift to Nebraska Organ Recovery. Charitable gifts are used to spread awareness about donation and honor those that have given the gift of life. You can donate through PayPal or send a check to:

Nebraska Organ Recovery
8502 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

Volunteer to Support Donation

Increasing awareness about donation is a year-long effort. Donor families have a uniuque story to tell and we welcome your involvement in our promotional efforts. Volunteer opportunities include event participation and planning, administrative work and public education. If you're interested in getting involved, complete the volunteer registration form or call 402-733-1800.


Memorial Jewelry

A hand-crafted piece of jewelry is a beautiful way to honor your loved one and carry their memory with you throughout the day. All Things Diva is a local vendor who offers personalized memorial jewelry with options to include finger prints, hand-written messages and more.