One day while I was in the hospital, the staff brought to me the labels from 3 containers that had held donor bone. With the labels was a note from the donor bank politely suggesting I write a thank you note to the families of the donor. I was blown away for I hadn't thought about this at all. When I got home I did write 3 letters for the 3 donors and mailed them to the donor bank to be distributed. On two previous surgeries I had my own bone harvested so I know how painful that can be so it was with much gratitude to have donor bone this time. I don't know if others have experienced this suggestion of writing thank you notes but it was something I just hadn't thought about at all. (It was not suggested I write thank you notes for the 3 pints of blood.) Just thought I'd share that.