Newsletter welcome: August 2020

August 15, 2020

Hi! I’m Susan Smith, the manager of our Grief Support and Life Legacies program at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.  

During these unprecedented times, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. I want you to know that I’m thinking about you.  

Grief is a complicated journey anytime, but ongoing social distancing and stay at home precautions makes it even more challenging. The longing for a hug, the wanting to physically BE with others who “get it” is real—it hurts to go without these connections.  

You are NOT alone.  

The Grief Support and Life Legacies Program is committed to supporting tissue donor families. As we navigate these new waters, we are providing services through a virtual platform and other online services. I invite you to use our new services as they may enhance your current support network.  

Please know that I’m here for you, too. You can reach me at 210-757-9428 during business hours, or you can email me at