The staff of Texas Children’s Hospital wishes to extend our sympathy and condolences in the loss of your loved one. We recognize that the end of life and the time immediately after death is a difficult and often confusing time for you and your family. You may be wondering what to do next. Be assured that our staff is ready to help you while you are at Texas Children’s and after you leave. Please let us know how we may assist you.

Here we provide some information to guide you in the arrangements and decisions you may need to make for your loved one.

Organ and tissue donation can save and improve the lives of many others. Your decision regarding organ and tissue donation will not affect the quality of your loved one’s medical care.

An autopsy is a medical exam and procedure to try and help determine the cause of death or other factors that may have led to the death of your loved one.

Texas Children’s Hospital fully supports the parent-led initiative that provides our families with the unique understanding, encouragement, and support that only another parent who has walked a similar path can provide.